Category Archives: Property & Planning

A selection of Legal Articles pertaining to Property and Planning issues.

Bullying

There is nothing new about bullying. Most of us have some experience of it, whether as victims or witnesses. It is an unfortunate aspect of human relationships, the delinquent aspect. Our modern society recognizes that not alone does it cause … Continue reading

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The sound of silence

Sounds, loud and soft, are an inescapable feature of life. To the extent that sound doesn’t upset or cause distress it is usually acceptable and can add to the quality of life. The air around us is constantly filled with … Continue reading

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Property insurance in a falling market ´┐╝

Every time you take out an insurance policy you are entering into a contract with the insurance company, and you will generally be bound by all of the terms of that contract, whether or not you have read the contract. … Continue reading

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Apartment living and service charges

With an increasing change to apartment living ┬áhas come some of the challenges of adapting to the concept of communal living. One area which sometimes causes concern is the question of management and control over common areas in an apartment … Continue reading

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“Nine tenths of the law” Squatters rights

With ghost estates and unfinished housing developments now an unwelcome part of our landscape there is growing concern over many of the social consequences which are now likely to follow. Among the biggest concerns are the threats of vandalism and … Continue reading

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Rights of Landlords & Tenants in residential accommodation

The position of tenants in residential accommodation has been greatly improved since the coming into effect of the Residential Tenancies Act. Previously such tenants had very little protection under the law, and even where these protections existed, few tenants could … Continue reading

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