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How do I provide my electricity provider with a meter reading in an apartment block?

I live in an apartment block and my electricity provider wants me to provide a photo of my meter as the reads have been estimated for some months. How do I do this? It’s not uncommon for utility companies to require a read to provide a correct bill that reflects the usage from an apartment. Other instances where a meter reading may be required is when tenants are vacating a property or a swi...
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What can be done about short-let comings and goings?

Q I own an apartment in a small block in Galway city centre. One of the apartments in my building appears to be rented short-term as there are quite a lot of different people staying for a few days, arriving with suitcases and often waiting outside the front door of the building for someone to arrive to let them in. Generally, the people staying are polite and quiet and very friendly, but on...
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The timber fencing between my house and the neighbours has completely broken down. Who is responsible?

The following piece is a query which was sent to Winters Property Management Galway which Peter Nicklin, Senior Property Manager was asked to respond too. Winters  Property Management has over twenty years experience in the management of residential and commercial property. All our property managers are licensed by the Property Regulator and as a business, we are members of both the Socie...
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What can I do if my housemate wants to throw me out of our rented accomodation to replace me with someone else?

Q: I rent a room from a person who has signed a contract with the owner where I have lived for almost 1 year now. I pay for the room and bills but now this person wants to replace me with a friend. Can this person throw me out of this house now? Please can you help advise me? A: Thank you for your query and I sympathise with your situation. However, I can provide some potential solutions. Based...
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Covid-19 Property Queries

Every part of the Irish economy is attempting to adjust to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the Property sector is no different. Our Customer Service teams deal with hundreds of these every week and their expertise has been recognised on a national level. The following are some queries readers submitted to the Irish Times which our MD, Enda Mc Guane answered this week: Q My tenant who ...
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