Property Clinic: Wall divides me from my neighbour’s house, in a different housing estate
Property Clinic: We are concerned this may cause issues if we ever want to sell our house
Property Clinic: Reader hopes an apparently abandoned garden might be a site for a home
Property Clinic: A key starting point is to check the lease agreements for the development
Property Clinic: Covid-19 emergency measures suspended all eviction notices
Property Clinic: Measure the cracking to find out the level of repair required
Property Clinic: Under Covid-19 emergency legislation, evictions are not permitted
He refuses to fix anything so we have had to pay ourselves. He has even raised the rent
Property Clinic: How do I get rid of the damp patches in my granite cottage?
Failure to open park might be considered fundamental breach of licence terms
Whether you are eligible for relief during the pandemic will largely depend on your lease
Property Clinic: The house has a large waste dump in the back garden among other issues
Property Clinic: We have been in the process of selling a property for the last two months
Property Clinic: I have been unable to determine what is causing this smell
Property Clinic: We refurbished before a recent changeover of tenants
‘If you like the house and have outgrown your apartment, it may be time for the next step’
Property Clinic: We could become homeless as we have to leave our rental
ESB compensation payment is not applicable to single wooden poles
Property Clinic: I’m thinking of about 40sq m and might even add a games room
Property Clinic: Chartered surveyor Sarah Sherlock offers her expert advice
Property Clinic: The van hasn’t moved in five months and is a health and safety hazard
Property Clinic: Contact your landlord and have an open conversation about it
Property Clinic: The rent-a-room scheme is a flexible arrangement
Property Clinic: Many landlords have agreed temporary reductions with individual tenants
Property Clinic: Do utilities have to be paid even if students are no longer living there?
Property Clinic: ‘Our rent is €1,400. I earn €370 a week but can no longer go to work’
Property Clinic: He only pays half the rent and has verbally attacked neighbours
Property Clinic: Coronavirus landlord/tenant questions answered
Property Clinic: Landlords should look for proof if tenants apply for Covid-19 rent freeze
Property Clinic: I am a landlord with no other money coming in
Property Clinic: A temporary rent reduction or pause in payments may be options
Property Clinic: Voltage drop is normal but should not be at a level that causes nuisance
Property Clinic: Many laws assist you but approaching owner informally is always best
Property Clinic: Your questions answered
Property Clinic: There is no doubt a fourth bedroom makes a significant difference to the asking price
Camp for more than 10 days without permission and you risk a county council enforcement notice
Our neighbour is a builder and his van blocks the view from our sittingroom window
Property Clinic: Will planning permission be required?
You could – if so minded – walk through the attics of every house on our street
Property Clinic: Will the management company pay – or can it even be done at all?
The most appropriate and best solution for the circumstances may not be the cheapest
Property Clinic: We’d like to turn the large garage to side of house into the new housing unit
We are concerned about how it was built and its potential future use
Thorough preparation is key to a good outcome when painting walls and windows
If the planning application is successful, a separate application must then be made
Property Clinic: Landlords must respect the legal rights of sitting tenants when disposing of buy-to-lets
Property Clinic: Decision should be based on a risk assessment carried out by specialist
Property Clinic: A project manager should be able to manage the tender process and works
My parents worry I'll have issues with management charges or with neighbours if I buy the apartment I want
Bogland is one the most difficult categories of land to map and in which to prove ownership
Even if the property owner is happy for the space to be rented to a third party, the managment company may object
Property Clinic: I have asked him repeatedly by phone and text but have had no luck
Property Clinic: The area is overgrown with weeds and briars and is infested with rats
Property Clinic: The smoke is extremely unpleasant and unhealthy. What can we do?
Property Clinic: My late parents’ home is on a large site with room for up to extra houses
Sound transfer should not negatively affect your ‘quiet enjoyment’ of the property
Property Clinic: As a pensioner on a small income, I’m not prepared to bear most of the cost
Property Clinic: I can’t find a supplier in Ireland. Am I missing something obvious?
Property Clinic: My land’s boundaries are eight metres shorter than those on the map
Property Clinic: I’ve been told the bricklayer failed to install a damp tray. What can I do?
Refurbishment, maintenance and improvements are often covered by such funds
Check wooden slats and metal frames of balconies to ensure they can bear weight
You must apply for a planning ‘change of use’. This will require an application to the local authority
Property Clinic: The view is one of the best features of our upstairs layout
The advantage is you will save on professional fees, but a good agent is a valuable asset
Property Clinic: First of all check the planning permission granted for the development
It is important to take action to protect your home, although it will no doubt cause tension
He wants us to pay half the cost of repair, are we liable?
Property Clinic: What are the next steps I should take?
Property Clinic: An online search will reveal who the owner of the adjacent house is
To classify the space as a store when it is to be habitable can pose a real risk to occupants
Property Clinic: If he builds first, what happens if I want to extend later?
Property Clinic: Car parks have a maintenance budget which owners of spaces pay
Property Clinic: You will both benefit from the work being done, so split the cost
Property Clinic: You will need to purchase extra land for road and services access
Property Clinic: Agree works in writing in advance and review the tenancy agreement
Property Clinic: Practical issues that require attention to detail often escape landlord attention
Property Clinic: Rent cap discourages landlords from investing as there is no return
Ventilation is essential to prevent rafters suffering effects of condensation
Property Clinic: When funds are limited, invest where you will get the greatest return
Property Clinic: My front windows are double glazed and there is no problem with them
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