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    "Current Tax Clearance Certificate(s)" what is it/how do I get one?

    Thanks Red Onion and RCO - Yes - I have an annual P60 from UK Pensions Agency. I have contacted Revenue (through great help from local Citizens' Advice) who confirm I have a live status and need annual tax returns based on pension income. Thanks to all.
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    "Current Tax Clearance Certificate(s)" what is it/how do I get one?

    Yes RedOnion everything up-to-date and property tax up-to-date. Shall take it to local tax office with this years' P60 which shows tax paid on pension for past financial year. Thank you for advice.
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    "Current Tax Clearance Certificate(s)" what is it/how do I get one?

    Perhaps someone who understands the tax system better than I do (returned emigrant) would advise. I have a PPS Number from 4 years employment in Ireland in the late 1960's. The remainder of my working life was in UK. I returned to Ireland when I retired from the NHS in 2011, and live on my UK...
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    International mobile use

    I spend more than half the year in Ireland, remainder in USA and mainland Europe. I have been using an unlocked mobile phone with AT&T as service provider in USA and change the SIM when in Ireland - to an O2/3i on a Pay-As-You-Go plan. Now I wish to move from this "dumb phone" to a "smart...
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    Cost of a (pre puchase) Surveyor

    Hi SBarrett - I have no problem at all with paying for professional expertise but neither do I want to personally fund ALL the surveyors CPD:p The fee seems high as the property is not a 2,000 sq.ft McMansion..........just a humble little bog-standard 30's cottage. In addition there is no option...
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    Cost of a (pre puchase) Surveyor

    Notice you had no response to your query Green! I am interested in this also. I was quoted €600 + VAT (€138) = €738 :eek: by an Engineer to look at a property (small cottage and blockwork outbuildings) in East Mayo. It seems excessive. Anyone have experience or knowledge of the going-rate...
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    Range v Oven and Hob

    Is there an AGA which burns solid fuel (logs, turf) which can also be used with gas or oil to just cook meals in summer, without heating the house at the same time? I'm searching for a single appliance which alternates - preferably between solid fuel and oil or gas.
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    Hydraulic Lime Plaster, how much per M2?

    Hunting for lime-plasterer for an old stone cottage I came across this (languished?) thread. I need a lime-plasterer and will pay for it to be done properly. How do I reach either the client or the plasterer who did the job? Any information would be much appreciated.
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    Lime-plasterer, Mayo

    Have you used, or do you know of, a tradesman who works with lime-plaster and hemp-lime insulation..........preferably in Mayo?
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    LPT and derelict property.

    Hello. I've just purchased a 'derelict' property which requires renovation before it will be habitable. The solicitor who did the conveyancing tells me that taxes, including local property tax, are not payable until and unless the dwelling is habitable.
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    who supplies compliance with building regulation report? builder?

    Whilst completely understanding and accepting that any site development requires planning permission, I'm still struggling with two issues coming up here:- (a) what activity constitutes development; (b) what professional(s) need be involved in 'certifying' the standard of the work (this is what...
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    who supplies compliance with building regulation report? builder?

    I wondered about these Pre-Planning Clinics. Is it a situation where details of the project can be discussed and specific advice got on time-scales to granting of pp or more general 'how-to-fill-out-forms' and repetition of what's on the CoCo website?
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    who supplies compliance with building regulation report? builder?

    Oh nooooooooooooooooo! :eek: There is a long line of pylons stretching across the landscape, last one in the field directly in front of the cottage. They're big wooden jobbies. I'll contact ESB to establish what should be next step. By the way do I need to arrange for builders to dig a...
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    who supplies compliance with building regulation report? builder?

    How long does all that take? I get conflicting information depending on who I speak with. Yes - you're correct. I have not built/renovated a house in Ireland prior to this. The dwelling is (literally!) out in the wild mountain fastnesses and the smallholding has ample space and drainage for...
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    who supplies compliance with building regulation report? builder?

    On the brink of restoring a 150-year-old stone cottage and attaching a new build kitchen and wet room. What the score is for the designer/self-builder in this case? I am experienced with stone-work and will be re-rendering with lime-plaster and lime-washes. The (cement) floor put in over...
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    UK licence-holder driving Ireland

    Thank you. This answers my question. The question of the address on the license being the address you are currently living at comes up because in the UK, production of a license which does not bear the driver's current address is subject to a thousand pound fine, and any insurance policy held...
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    UK licence-holder driving Ireland

    Hi 26cb - Appreciate you taking the time to respond and it would be gratifying if this is true. The language of the Irish licensing authority website seems to support that, since they will swap any EU license up to 10 years after it expires and is 'invalid'! Do I need to go to the County...
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    UK licence-holder driving Ireland

    This is an interesting range of responses. Hours of online research were unenlightening. The Citizens Information and DVLA both state that any EU drivers' license is acceptable to drive in Ireland. The tricky bit is what is a 'valid' license? The (clean) UK drivers' license I hold runs to...
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    UK licence-holder driving Ireland

    I hold a full UK license which runs until 2015. I've sold my UK property (the address to which UK license is linked) and will now be living between USA and Ireland, spending from 2-4 months at a stretch in each place throughout the year (husband is American with commitments there). Is my UK...
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