Contacting owners

It’s good practice to keep a record of owners and their contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers when available.

Contacting owners
Contacting owners

It's good practice to have a list of owners and their contact details, including email addresses and phone numbers, if possible. When making decisions, you should take all reasonable steps…

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Private landlords
Private landlords

One of the biggest changes to tenement and flat living in the past few years has been the increase in the number of flats which are rented out rather than…

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Joint owners
Joint owners

What to do when a flat is owned by a couple or a partnership. As always, check your title deeds on this matter. If there is nothing there, then the rules of…

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Tracing absentee owners
Tracing absentee owners

Land ownership is public information, as is the name of landlords. Landlords You can search for the details of a private landlord through the Land Register. Note that it may take…

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Owners’ associations
Owners’ associations

An owners' association is a formal arrangement between the owners of your building. It arranges regular meetings to discuss how your building will be managed and maintained. By 'formal' we…

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Difficult conversations
Difficult conversations

When you need to speak to a neighbour, prepare yourself in advance. Be prepared first of all, get your facts in order, so you know what options are available to both…

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Communication tools and techniques
Communication tools and techniques

If you feel that establishing a property management agreement could improve the overall running of your block of flats or tenement and create a more harmonious living environment for residents,…

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Below ground level

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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