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Killegland Ashbourne

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    Hey just wondering on peoples views and experiences on Killegland Ashbourne (beside tesco)? Thinking of buying an apargument here and have missed review's? Thanks in advance


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  • Yaris 2000 wrote: »
    Hey just wondering on peoples views and experiences on Killegland Ashbourne (beside tesco)? Thinking of buying an apargument here and have missed review's? Thanks in advance


    The place has pyrite. Avoid.




  • Yaris 2000 wrote: »
    Hey just wondering on peoples views and experiences on Killegland Ashbourne (beside tesco)? Thinking of buying an apargument here and have missed review's? Thanks in advance

    Hi I am living here the last 2 years but my have owned my apt since it was built in 2007.

    There was pockets of pyrite in some parts of the developement which has been rectified at no extra cost to any of the homeowners the works were completed by the receiver of the lands as they have not been handed over to the council yet.

    I live on top floor apt and it's grand, can be a bit noisy outside with children playing but that's unavoidable with people living situations these days. The apt themselves are quiet inside I never hear my neighbours.

    Everything on your doorstep. Some issues with mgt company, windows not being cleaned, insides could do with a paint but is there any complex where these issues don't exist??

    Any specific questions just shout.




  • Hi there.

    Just thinking myself to buy an apartment in Ashbourne and move in.
    Is the Killegland area still nice?
    Any problems?




  • Hi there.

    Just thinking myself to buy an apartment in Ashbourne and move in.
    Is the Killegland area still nice?
    Any problems?

    Hi there

    The buildings are still standing after pyrite issues so that's a positive!!

    The did have some issues with anti-social behaviour in the past but to be fair at the last couple of months I've been quite quiet and I haven't had anything bad to report.

    The complex itself can be quite noisy due to the amount of walkthrough traffic that it attracts especially in the nighttime when people are coming home from the pubs but to be honest you actually start to become immune to it after a while, the kids playing football under the arch is more annoying.

    All that aside it's ridiculously convenient living in the middle of the town centre. Do you know what block you were thinking of buying in?

    Any other questions just shout.




  • Thanks for the quick answer!

    So there were problems with pyrite and anti-social behavior?! :o
    How is everything now?

    I'm thinking about Killegland Hall.

    What I noticed when viewing a few apartments is very high management fees.
    Also electric storage heating.
    Also it seems that most apartments are renters, not owner occupiers.


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  • Thanks for the quick answer!

    So there were problems with pyrite and anti-social behavior?! :o
    How is everything now?

    I'm thinking about Killegland Hall.

    What I noticed when viewing a few apartments is very high management fees.
    Also electric storage heating.
    Also it seems that most apartments are renters, not owner occupiers.

    I live in The Hall!

    Yes there was pyrite in the foundations of some of the retail units and in The Hall. All of the remediation work has been done and has been very successful and we didn't have to pay anything towards it thankfully.

    There is some fire safety remediation work which is being done at present at a cost of €500 per unit and all of this work is being done with the blessing of the Meath fire officer who has worked very closely with our management company on this.

    Once this work is completed you will be guaranteed that your apartment is started off for all structural and firework which will thankfully increase the value of them.

    But yes I would agree with you the management fees are quite high and something which can be a turn off for people but because we have so many lift shafts in the building and roller Gates on the underground car park that contribute to the cost.

    The management company do a decent job considering the mess that they were handed when they took the place over and they have also coordinated all of the building works and fire safety work so I can't really give out them for that.

    Because of all that some of the cleaning functionalities have not been as frequent as we would have liked but I would expect that to change now that all of this important stuff has been taken care of.

    Sadly there is a lot of renters in the complex and not a lot of owner occupiers but generally the people who rent here are fine and any issues we have are dealt with fairly quickly with the management company.

    The anti-social behaviour consisted of people hanging around in the underground car park which I think has resolved itself I haven't heard of people complaining about it recently. We also have a contact with the local community Garda so they are aware that there was an issue before but I genuinely think that it has resolved itself.

    The storage heaters are actually really good in my apartments I never have any issues with them I am on the top floor and my apartment is always toastie in the winter time. I think my bill for the 2 months over the snow was hitting the €350 Mark but that was for heating all of my water and all of my cooking as well so I don't think it was too unreasonable if you were to add an electricity bill and a gas bill together.




  • @Fiona:

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I found it very helpful.

    I'm happy with Ashbourne and with the apartment complex, so I made an offer on the apartment.

    What is the building quality like? Can you hear noise from other apartments?





  • What is the building quality like? Can you hear noise from other apartments?

    I have one set of neighbours beside me on the left and I can't hear anything from them, I have stairs on the other side.

    I never hear people in front of me unless they are leaving / entering their apt.

    The only noise that you will hear is from the kids playing ball underneath the arch in Dominos and people on balconies but I guess that would be the same as people in their gardens in an estate etc.




  • Hi, I am thinking to buy in Ashbourne, specifically Killegland apartments so I am wondering did anything change in a last year or two, specifically regarding pyrite?

    @foodiewarrior, did you end up buying?




  • Fiona wrote: »
    I have one set of neighbours beside me on the left and I can't hear anything from them, I have stairs on the other side.

    I never hear people in front of me unless they are leaving / entering their apt.

    The only noise that you will hear is from the kids playing ball underneath the arch in Dominos and people on balconies but I guess that would be the same as people in their gardens in an estate etc.

    hi fiona I have an offer in on an apartment in killegland hall at the moment ,the agent has told me that you can get 20% discount on your maintenance fees if piad in advance each year is that correct. thanks


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  • hi fiona I have an offer in on an apartment in killegland hall at the moment ,the agent has told me that you can get 20% discount on your maintenance fees if piad in advance each year is that correct. thanks

    Yes you do i pay mine in full every year to get the discount.




  • Thanks fiona for your reply that makes a big difference




  • Thanks fiona for your reply that makes a big difference

    No worries any questions just shout!




  • Hello, I'm moving to Killegland soon and I want to know what internet should I get and is there visitor parking or where should i park my second car.Thanks




  • serg 74 wrote: »
    Hello, I'm moving to Killegland soon and I want to know what internet should I get and is there visitor parking or where should i park my second car.Thanks

    I have Virgin Media and I don't have any issues with it it's a very good service I have to say even when there is bad weather.
    Parking is limited in the Lidl car park they do tend to clamp from time to time.
    There is free unlimited parking in the multi-storey car park, there is parking in the Tesco section of the underground but again this can be liable to camping from time to time.




  • Fiona wrote: »
    I have Virgin Media and I don't have any issues with it it's a very good service I have to say even when there is bad weather.
    Parking is limited in the Lidl car park they do tend to clamp from time to time.
    There is free unlimited parking in the multi-storey car park, there is parking in the Tesco section of the underground but again this can be liable to camping from time to time.
    Thank you very much




  • Hi there,

    Just reading the above comments regarding living in the complex and Pyrite issues in the past. My offer was accepted for a top floor apartment and now having read the above, I am slightly concerned regarding Pyrite. Could anyone let me know if this is still an issue?

    Best Wishes,

    Sarah.



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