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Out of the loop: when part of our road was widened without our knowledge, the works filled in drainage pipes from our garden. Photograph: Moment/Getty

My neighbour has a business down the road. He is looking to have part of the road widened, and we understand he is talking to the local authority. As (...)

The SCSI suggested the price of development land would increase by 11 per cent this year. Photograph: iStock

Rents and property prices will rise by 8 per cent in Ireland this year, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has said. The SCSI predicti(...)

The Department of Housing estimates  14,932 homes were built in the State last year based on ESB electricity connections data. Photograph:  iStock

Almost three-quarters of Ireland’s construction industry leaders expect commercial and residential building to increase over the next year even as the(...)

In Dublin, the average rebuilding costs for a standard home increased by 1.5 per cent year on year, according to the SCSI. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) has warned that homeowners may be overpaying for house insurance. It says they are paying for more cover th(...)

Ventilating a bathroom is essential to prevent damp and condensation and it is required under building regulations. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q We have an ongoing issue in a second floor bathroom. When there is a lot of rain (as recently) and presumably when the wind blows in a certain direc(...)

Is there anything a management committee can do to prevent a developer from building on areas they do not own? Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I live in a small apartment complex built in 2008 where the common areas have not yet been transferred to the owners’ management company (OMC). T(...)

Significant health-and-safety concerns and asbestos regulations need to be followed in order to ensure the safe handling and disposal of the asbestos-based materials, and there is legislation governing this.

Q I have recently been asked to look after the property of an elderly neighbour who has been in hospital for some time. The house is an old property t(...)

Insulation between a building’s interior and exterior retains heat generated inside and acts as a barrier to the sun’s warmth

Q I live in a 54-year-old detached house. Recently I got a builder to insulate two outside walls in the dining room by putting batons and insulatio(...)

If a dog is of nuisance to other residents by barking, the owner of the animal is in breach of the governing lease agreement. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My boyfriend and I are currently renting an apartment in a large development in south Dublin. Pets are not allow(...)

The better the standard of insulationin a house, the more the risk of condensation occurring is reduced
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Q We have a 1950s semi-detached house in Dublin 6W. In July 2012, we spent a considerable amount of money on new windows (F/P white PVC) using a reput(...)

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