Our Property Review aims to give you an exclusive overview of important factors affecting today’s market. These include changes in legislation for all types of property, global issues affecting the market as well as personal opinions on how the property market is performing. By regularly visiting our property review, we hope that you will be equipped to make swift and informed decisions in order to keep up with the ever changing market. Some of the questions we will be asking are: How are residential lettings performing? Should I go to my Landlord and renegotiate my lease terms? Or does my house or apartment need a Building Energy Rating Certificate?
Irish Times Property Clinic 26th day of November 2015

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Q A recent question mentioned that directors of self-managed apartment blocks are not entitled to remuneration. Does this also apply to management companies for common areas, where all the properties are free standing on their own site and the common areas such as parking, green areas and flower bed
Irish Times Property Clinic 5th day of November 2015

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Q I am in the process of retiring to Ireland from the US and have recently viewed an apartment here which I fell in love with. I tried to investigate the finances and the management company, but was completely baffled. It appears that the registered office is at one of the four buildings in the apar
Irish Times Property Clinic 8th day of October 2015

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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). The management company requested the transfer a while ago but it seems there is always a delay of some sort resulting in the conveyancing still not done a
Irish Times Property Clinic 24th day of September 2015

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Q The local council has contacted me to say that because I have not paid the NPPR liability in time I now have to back pay this with a fine. The amount now owing is in the thousands. I would have expected my property management company to flag these property related liabilities with me or is this us
Irish Times Property Clinic 17th day of September 2015

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Publishing Date; Thursday the 17th day of September 2015. Q Recently our owner management company (OMC) dismantled a wall which had a slight crack without the consent of the residents of the apartment block. It said the wall was unsafe and posed a threat to human life and had to be removed.