Property Clinic: Your questions answered
We understand there are two options: interior dry-lining and exterior insulation
Property Clinic: Your questions answered
I am in the process of getting the contract for a second-hand house
Property Clinic: Your queries answered
For CAT purposes a gift from your brother falls under the Group B threshold which currently stands at €32,500
Property Clinic: Your property queries answered
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
What are my options? How do I get the property out of a company structure?
Property Clinic: Problem’s distance from your house will determine level of risk
Property Clinic: your queries answered
Property Clinic: Your property questions and queries answered
Is it possible to minimise the tax bill on rental income?
A property owner feels they have no choice but to take legal route to get issues resolved
Property Clinic: One option would be to see if the neighbour would engage with you through a third party
We are worried about the implications for our privacy and our children’s safety
Unlike some jurisdictions, our system for agreeing and adhering to closing date deadlines is ad-hoc
This is becoming a nuisance to us, particularly as our sleep is being interrupted
Property Clinic: Your questions and queries answered
Insurers will not offer any clarification as to what specifications may be acceptable
I want to cover the manhole to add an extension to the flat at the side of my house
Revenue can look to commercial reality of any transaction and apply legislation to case
Your property queries answered
What to look out for when looking at a new neighbourhood
Your property query answered
Most developments by a local authority are subject to a public consultation process
The owner is buying another house and is experiencing delays. What can I do?
The wall that was built has severely damaged the roots of a tree on my side
What are our options legally? Is there a prospect of reclaiming the land?
With a little effort it can be more than just an extra space for the stuff you don’t really want
There is a direct fee for the appeal which must be made out to An Bord Pleanála
Can I insure my apartment without a management company in place?
Invasive species will spread through walls, drains and foundations and can very quickly become a major infestation
My parents will pay a deposit on an apartment for me. What are the tax implications?
Somemodifications should be permissable, but be sure to consult management company
We’ve gone from a superficial approach to one that is more individual and authentic
Firm attempted to fix issue by fitting a stove – but I’ve been told it was installed incorrectly
Owner-occupiers fear being bitten as dog numbers continue to increase despite rule
An Bord Pleanála should have considered this, but you can still lodge objection
This is a complicated area, but Irish and UK tax could apply to the gift
Tread carefully as this area can be a minefield, and horror stories abound
Property Clinic: Water connection fees explained
Property Clinic: Your property questions answered
Property clinic: Overhanging foliage can cause unneighbourly friction
Property clinic: Low supply has led to bidding wars
Paint, primp and personalise - simple ideas for making your rental your own
Property Clinic: roofs with loose tiles must be repaired to avoid damage or human injury
Property Clinic: factors such as on-street parking and drainage influence kerb change
A vent tile in the roof or a leak in the flexible duct may be causing water to drip down
If you want to revamp your house for the festive season, it’s time to get things going
Property Clinic: Peace of mind may suffer over a new build in a garden and create trouble in the future
I’m now seeking compensation for the €5,000 I paid out in 2007
Your property questions answered
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