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
Property Clinic: Word of mouth matters to builders, ask them back to address the defect
Property Clinic: The onus is on the developer to verify the boundary location prior to making an application
Property Clinic: The way owners’ management companies work has big implications
Property Clinic: It won’t cover settlement cracking – but should cover subsidence
Property Clinic: Voting rights of the members in an owners’ management company in a mixed-use development are apportioned in a manner which is “fair and equitable”.
Property Clinic: The boundary wall set-back situation is fairly typical for one-off houses constructed in rural areas
Property Clinic: If you have not signed the lease, you have absolutely no rights of tenancy
Property Clinic: Most local authorities do not allow granny flats to be rented to the public
Property Clinic: Document everything if nearby building work is adversely affecting your home
Property Clinic: Every step on my stairs creaks like a haunted house. Is it fixable or do I need new stairs?
Property clinic: Preparation should reflect complexity – leave nothing to imagination
Property clinic: A legal agreement can make a gift revocable in the case of a break up
Property Clinic: Significant expenses associated with a second waste connection
Property Clinic: Shoddy work carried out by ‘builder’ next door is costing me dearly
Property Clinic: Can we expect the previous owner of the house to cover some of the cost of removal?
Property Clinic: New legislation increases time landlords must give to tenants
Property Clinic: Your neighbours have consulted a solicitor, it’s time you did too
Property clinic: If the joists are considered communal areas, insurance may cover them
The biggest issue with roofing a conservatory is the problem of condensation
Property Clinic: Her solicitor may have them, or yours may need to reconstruct them
Property Clinic: Something must have recently occurred to increase the moisture content of the wood
Make sure you have necessary records and the energy rating in order
Property Clinic: New company is billing her for service charges arrears from 2008
Property clinic: Roof access is a neighbourly gesture but insulation can cross party walls
Property Clinic: You should seek early engagement with your local authority
Property Clinic: ‘I hope to build it at the back of the garden, about 30ft from the house’
A works order from a court will be required if your neighbour refuses to relent
Property Clinic: Externally insulating the walls is not an option. What else can I do?
One of several solutions may be to screw-fix the board to the joists to secure the boards
Any new planning application, simply needs to show that the changed design still fits with the local authority’s planning strategy
Property Clinic: The cost of uPVC fascia has jumped from €1,500 to €2,800
Property Clinic: Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a simple swap – there is much to consider
Property Clinic: Detailed assessment by an engineer should be carried out
Property Clinic: One commuter parks with no consideration for our need to come and go
Management company seems deterred by the €500 call-out fee, and fire system check is long overdue
Property Clinic: Landlords should serve a 14 day warning notice for failure to pay rent
You must contact your owners’ management company if it is not issuing you invoices
Property clinic: The problem here relates to the continuing ingress of water.
Property clinic: It is the duty of the landlord to ensure rodents can not easily gain access
Property Clinic: First look to installing additional insulation – in the loft, walls, windows and doors
Property Clinic: Is maintenace an issue and what waste-water problems might we face?
Property clinic: This is not just a breach of courtesy, but also the 2004 Tenancies Act
While frames and glazing are thermal determiners, a holistic house approach is best
Property Clinic: The property is very untidy and there is also damage to the patio door glass
Property Clinic: In casual conversation my neighbour has stated no right of way exists
Property Clinic: A professional agent should do the routine tasks in running the development
Property Clinic: ‘The smell is worst in the bedrooms. We are worried about our health’
Property Clinic: You should have the effect of building work so far assessed and a report prepared
Property Clinic: There is not a ‘standard’ charge as each development is different
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