Anna Patrice writes:
Student accomodation crisis in Cork…
Seth Cohen writes:
I know that some of your readers are finding accommodation difficult to find this weather….Perhaps this lady might provide a solution.
Above: two adjoining houses at St Lawrence’s Road, Contarf, Dublin purchased by the Housing Agency for €2 million to “provide accommodation for 13 families who are currently homeless and in commercial hotels”.
… the hairs “stood up” on the back of her neck when she was given the “good neighbour policy” by representatives of the homeless agency at a meeting with concerned residents.
This document sets out as an example the house rules for those who will live in the building.
The document states that there will be daily collections of unsafely disposed-of injecting equipment in the locality and that residents are “discouraged” from begging, “tapping” or requesting money from other people….
(H/T: Glass Dublin)
I want to let you (and more importantly your readers) know about new legislation that came into effect regarding rental property in February of this year.
I only became aware of this, as I recently moved into a new apartment. I discovered a number of things wrong with the apartment e.g. No heating in the living room, no way of drying clothes.
After receiving a very blunt e-mail from the management company, acting on behalf of the landlord, I contacted Threshold. It turns out there are a number of things which are now compulsory for rented accommodation as the “phasing in period” ended on 31st January.
Of course legislation is only useful if tenants ensure it is enforced, by not accepting substandard accommodation. There is still a risk that by complaining a landlord will terminate the lease and get another tenant who will accept the property as is. It’s therefore important that all tenants are informed. As my dispute is ongoing with my current landlord, I would ask that you do not reveal my identity.