Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Anyone for padel?

The Padel Federation of Ireland are seeking permission to use some of the tennis courts in Bushy Park to establish a centre for the playing and promotion of the game of padel. The Federation will make a presentation to those interested at 5pm on Wednesday, 6th March in the Terenure Enterprise Centre, Rathfarnham Road.

Padel is a racket sport with elements of tennis and squash. Full details can be found on the Federation's website padelfederation.ie

Saturday, 23 February 2013

TRA to Host Social Evening on 14th March



The Committee of Terenure Residents’ Association will host A SOCIAL EVENING on Thursday 14th March 2013. 

Ms Carmel O’Shea of the Property Registration Authority* will give a presentation on the work of the Authority:
· Land registry and the electronic land register · Registry of deeds
· Ground rents purchase scheme

She will demonstrate live searching on the Authority’s website before taking questions from the audience.

Refreshments will be served.

Time: 7.45pm to 9.30pm
Venue: St Joseph’s Parish Hall
(access via Terenure Road East or Beechlawn Way)

Admission is free.

*The Property Registration Authority of Ireland (www.landdirect.ie) is a statutory body, the main functions of which are to manage and control the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds and to promote and extend the registration of ownership of land. 

Click to read Related story in the Sunday Independent, 3rd March 2013



Thursday, 21 February 2013

An Bord Pleanála grants permission to Lidl

An Bord Pleanála have given Lidl the go-ahead for their store on the old Sunday World site on Rathfarnham Road after twice deferring a decision due to lack of manpower. The proposed store will have 1,270 square metres of shop-floor space at first floor level built above a 74 space car park, with access via Beechlawn Way which will be widened at the Rathfarnham Road end to accommodate this. More details can be found at www.pleanala.ie/casenum/240744.htm.


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Minimum standards for rented housing

Since 1 February 2009, properties for rent must meet minimum physical standards as outlined in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations, 2008. A further set of regulations, the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 came into effect on 1 December 2009. The Regulations intend to improve standards in rental accommodation.
A 4-year phasing-in period for existing tenancies was allowed for some of the standards in the Regulations, including standards for sanitary facilities, heating facilities, food preparation, storage and laundry.
The phasing-in period ended on 31 January 2013 so rental properties must now meet all the standards.
For more information:  
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/renting_a_home/repairs_maintenance_and_minimum_physical_standards.html?tab=related 
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/warning-that-more-people-will-be-made-homeless-because-of-new-landlord-laws-3375896.html 
http://www.focusireland.ie/index.php/our-work-in-the-media/press-releases/716-focus-ireland-warns-new-regulations-could-put-bedsit-tenants-at-risk-of-homelessness 
http://www.kildare-nationalist.ie/2013/02/04/threshold-bedsit-regulations-will-not-increase-homelessness/ 
http://www.landlordsolutions.ie/news/minimum-standards-for-rental-properties-the-real-cost/

http://www.politics.ie/forum/environment/200749-liveline-landlords-whinge-about-end-bedsits.html