Property Clinic: Your queries answered
Property Clinic: He’s tried to fix it five times but we just want him to get us a new one
This is a dilemma many growing families have all over Ireland at the moment
Property Clinic: Ways to increase accommodation to provide for an ever-growing number of grandchildren
If the deposit was paid on foot of an unconditional contract, you are in a tricky position
Consult with the selling agent, call into local businesses, knock on neighbouring doors
Property Clinic: Can I claim the cost as a loss for tax purposes?
At times we are reduced to sleeping in the sittingroom just to get through the night
Ownership or a right-of-way on agri-roadway must normally be proven before compensation is payable
The attic is where it’s easiest to find evidence of mice if they are in your home
Property Clinic: The weight of the slider described requires a lot of technical consideration
Property Clinic: Trees and the related issue of natural light are one of the most common issues for property owners and their neighbours
Property Clinic: ‘How best can we approach to open some dialogue with the agent?’
Property Clinic: A heat recovery system can ensure healthy, warm air throughout a home
Planning process for one-off rural housing is guided by local development plans
Property Clinic: Problems with draughtproofing or insulation can mean cold rooms
Property Clinic: We are planning an extension but our drawings seem to lack some details
Property Clinic: A court order is now required to establish any rights over land
Property Clinic: your queries answered
Property Clinic: Ask surveyors for help in the statutory public-consultation process
You can maintain the chimney as it is by adding a ventilated chimney cap on top
Homeowners should familiarise themselves with the potential cost that may occur when choosing to opt out
Property Clinic: Your property queries answered
Property Clinic: Your property questions answered
Valuation Office utilises one of several methods to assess ‘net annual value’
Property Clinic: We want to do an attic conversion, but it will mean raising the roof on one side
Property Clinic: Your questions answered
Property Clinic: Your queries answered
Property clinic: For a building to be constructed correctly it needs to start with good design
Property Clinic: Advice for a couple who are unsure about how to navigate a big move
Property Clinic: Our cat, a pivotal family member, allegedly soils his garden
It is vital to have all your homework done before an auction, which takes time
Property Clinic: Ventilation, insulation and heating key to eliminating condensation
Property Clinic: When I bought the property in 2006, the flat-roof of the extension was in use as a sun-deck
Property Clinic: We are at the stage where we are practically tiptoeing around our own property
Property Clinic: Is rental income tax really 20%?
Is the new BCAR system simply 'self-certification' by another name?
It is best to obtain planning permission for alterations whether or not they may be exempt
Property clinic: Our landlady permitted us to keep cats – must we replace chairs they scratched?
Property Clinic: Planning permission says little about this issue other than developer must comply with local authority’s requirements
I want to eliminate dampness and condensation without losing house’s ornate features
Identify the issue properly rather than treating problem on a trial-and-error basis
In Dublin City Council’s jurisdiction, if the proposed window is to the rear, it is exempt
Property Clinic: Reader’s new apartment has structural issues - who pays?
Property Clinic: US reader wants land, and a caravan to put in storage until she visits
Property Clinic: There’s asbestos in my house. Can I dig a trench and bury it?
Property Clinic: My landlord of six years has given me three months’ notice to leave
Property Clinic: The exact position of boundaries can vary considerably
When I sell, what is the correct procedure to ensure an accurate boundary?
Property clinic: Costs may be regarded as enhancement expenditure allowable for CGT
The deeds have not been updated since my great-grandmother’s death
I do not have receipts for this work as it was done more than seven years ago
Property Clinic: Two early hurdles you must cross are showing a ‘local’ and a ‘housing’ need
We understand there are two options: interior dry-lining and exterior insulation
I am in the process of getting the contract for a second-hand house
For CAT purposes a gift from your brother falls under the Group B threshold which currently stands at €32,500
Landlord is obliged to return a full deposit if there’s proof of communication
All residents in a development are subject to house rules and short-term lets are often associated with noise, parties and lack of concern for neighbours
Sale of the property will attract capital gains tax, which is 33%
Property Clinic: Should the management company cover the clean-up costs?
Improvement of thermal performance needs to be looked at holistically or there can be unwanted side effects
You can not cut them if they are the subject matter of a tree preservation order
Property Clinic: You and other members are entitled to make suggestions to the board and the managing agent as to how processes should be improved
Many people convert attics believing it has no planning implications but that’s not the case
A reader had ongoing problems with an invasive security light so a Leitrim reader kindly tested his own blackout blinds for him
Take five: Sea views in Donegal, a medieval village in Tuscany or a Scottish farmhouse
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