In many instances the Land Commission appointed trustees in the early 1900s to oversee the use of the bogs.

My house and farm, which I inherited, includes two plots of bog consisting of about seven acres. However, these plots, while in the same townland, are(...)

Can I rent out the parking space that comes with my rental apartment?

I rent an apartment in a private development which comes with a car parking space but I don’t have a car. I have been advised by friends to rent out t(...)

Neighbours should  engage a surveyor and solicitor before claiming waste ground between their homes.

I wish to sort out a problem concerning the remnants of an old hedge, which runs along the centre of a waste strip of ground between the wall at the e(...)

The flue rises above the single-storey extension roof but does not rise above the main house roof. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Our neighbours have installed a wood-burning stove in a single-storey rear extension to their home. The flue rises above the single-storey extension r(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Keith Lowe, DNG: ‘Government policy should be more in favour of home ownership.’ Keith Lowe, DNG 2019 has been a year of continued re(...)

If we got permission for a second house in the garden, would it raise the value of the overall property? Photograph: iStock

My two siblings and I will be selling our late parents’ family home which is part of their estate. It is a dated 1950s house which would require a lot(...)

Homes built from 1991 onwards should have been designed and constructed to comply with the building regulations in force at the date of construction. Photograph: iStock

I live in a ground-floor apartment built in 2006. The wastewater pipes from the en suites above me appear not to have been insulated during constructi(...)

I’m surprised by the lack of availability of general information and professional support services for what appears to be a conspicuously under-utilised, abundant and natural resource. Photograph: iStock

I’ve just relocated from central Europe to a bungalow within throwing distance of the sea that requires a BER renovation. As Ireland is an island in t(...)

A chartered geomatics surveyor will be able to provide a detailed report about your land. Photograph: iStock

I wish to register a site of just under 2 acres which is now surrounded by nine properties, including a garage/filling station, industrial units and h(...)

Brick chimneys should always have a damp proof ‘tray’. This should be placed within the chimney just at the point where the front face of the chimney passes through the roof surface. Photograph: iStock

Our new dormer bungalow was completed by direct labour in 2016. Since then we have had an issue with water staining in my daughter’s upper floor bedro(...)

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