Property rules and title deeds

Rules that apply to all flats
Rules that apply to all flats

Some rules apply to all flatted buildings, regardless of what the titles say. The rules that apply to every flat are: a requirement to have common building insurance the Duty to Maintain…

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Shops and commercial premises
Shops and commercial premises

Shops and commercial premises in tenements and blocks of flats need to follow the same rules as other types of owners. Share of repairs Shops may not always be responsible…

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Title deeds toolkit

What are title deeds
What are title deeds

Title deeds are proof of ownership of a building and contain the various rules that apply to the building. Title deeds have been gradually computerised over the last 35 years and…

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How to find your title deeds
How to find your title deeds

You should have been given a copy of the land certificate or title deeds when you purchased your flat. If you have purchased your property very recently you may simply…

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What to look for in title deeds
What to look for in title deeds

Title deeds are often tricky to work through, so it pays to have a checklist and some idea of how your deeds are set out. This information should have been…

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Problems with title deeds
Problems with title deeds

Many title deeds have gaps or are inconsistent. Typical problems encountered with title deeds are: something missing shares not adding up unworkable arrangements different procedures apply to some flats If…

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Changing your title deeds
Changing your title deeds

If your title deeds are holding back repairs, they are relatively easy to change, particularly if all owners agree. If you cannot get all owners' agreement, then you will need to…

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Your building’s rules checklist
Your building’s rules checklist

Use this downloadable checklist to note the key rules that apply to your building. If there is nothing on a particular topic in your title deeds, then you must use…

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Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses. These buildings will often also have a 'dunny' between the basement…

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Energy efficiency improvements

Adding insulation and draught-proofing can save money and the planet but in…

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Insulating traditional solid walls

Recent research suggests that traditional solid stone or brick walls provide better…

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Flat roofs

Flat roofs can be found on buildings of all ages. They can…

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Asphalt flat roofs

On stone tenements, asphalt roofs are found on: 'high backs' - raised backcourt…

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