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Ballintyre Square

  • 02-12-2020 4:10pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 16 abhishek8720


    Hi,
    I am currently looking to buy an apartment in Ballintyre Square on Ballinteer Avenue. There isn't much about it on the threads here(or anywhere). Was wondering if anyone has any experience buying or renting in that development?

    Are there any structural issues?

    Social issues perhaps ?

    Any help/ sharing of experiences will be appreciated.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭ Mrs Gilhooley


    I rented an appartment there. Best apartment I ever rented, really warm and well finished. The grounds are kept immaculately well, and it's nice and quiet and well serviced with Marley Park on your doorstep.

    But just before we left, which was about 4 years ago, there was something about the roofs having to replaced, or maybe underpinning the foundation? I'm suprised I forget but there was something.

    I'm sure someone here can tell you, and an estate agent is obliged to tell you if they ask so make sure you do and get the answer in writing.

    It was our landlord who told us there would be works luv they don't seem to have happened in the meantime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 abhishek8720


    Thanks a lot. I have been told that the roofing work is now done, but there are some outstanding fire compliance issues still pending.

    Did you ever feel there was any anti social activity in the vicinity that would have bothered you?
    I rented an appartment there. Best apartment I ever rented, really warm and well finished. The grounds are kept immaculately well, and it's nice and quiet and well serviced with Marley Park on your doorstep.

    But just before we left, which was about 4 years ago, there was something about the roofs having to replaced, or maybe underpinning the foundation? I'm suprised I forget but there was something.

    I'm sure someone here can tell you, and an estate agent is obliged to tell you if they ask so make sure you do and get the answer in writing.

    It was our landlord who told us there would be works luv they don't seem to have happened in the meantime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,075 ✭✭✭ Mrs Gilhooley


    Thanks a lot. I have been told that the roofing work is now done, but there are some outstanding fire compliance issues still pending.

    Did you ever feel there was any anti social activity in the vicinity that would have bothered you?

    No, def not.

    Lots of drunk young wans during longitude but sure we've all been there.

    Me and my wife would have walked separately back from balally luas all the time and at night without any fear


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 abhishek8720


    Thanks a lot, that's pretty reassuring. I guess I will have to wait for surveyor to tell me if all is well for me to proceed!
    No, def not.

    Lots of drunk young wans during longitude but sure we've all been there.

    Me and my wife would have walked separately back from balally luas all the time and at night without any fear


  • Registered Users Posts: 15 Jerry Fireball Mudflap


    The development has had pyrite issues in the past ...

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//showthread.php?t=2057631296

    ...and I seen a house recently up for auction (last month I think) within Ballintyre that was being sold cheap as it had pyrite (category 2 from what I can remember).

    So worth keeping that in mind!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16 abhishek8720


    Thanks. I did ask the EA about pyrite, and she said it isn't a problem in the apartments, but the houses. But then again, a green cert is the only thing that can potentially give me the confidence. :)
    The development has had pyrite issues in the past ...

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//showthread.php?t=2057631296

    ...and I seen a house recently up for auction (last month I think) within Ballintyre that was being sold cheap as it had pyrite (category 2 from what I can remember).

    So worth keeping that in mind!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Kat.mc


    Thanks. I did ask the EA about pyrite, and she said it isn't a problem in the apartments, but the houses. But then again, a green cert is the only thing that can potentially give me the confidence. :)


    Hi there,

    Did you end up buying in Ballintyre? I'm looking into buying there at the moment and I would like to speak to a current owner.

    Many thanks,
    Kat


  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ AnnieinDundrum


    I'm also looking here


    anyone got any comments?



  • Registered Users Posts: 16 abhishek8720


    Hey,

    Sorry no. I couldn't proceed with the sale. Too many issues rolled into one.

    At present the apartments are selling to cash buyers only as far as I know.



  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ AnnieinDundrum


    Just been told that there is outstanding fire safety work needed

    cost unknown

    timing unknown


    I think it could be a deal breaker sadly


    anyone know anything more about this?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Sumaire


    Looking at a Ballintyre apartment at the moment and the EA has advised that fire safety work is required on the blocks and Indigo, the management company, agreed at the last AGM that all owners would be subject to a levy between €15-20k. This is likely to be due over the next 24-36 months. Unsure of the works required or the schedule or potential disruption to occupants.


    Its a huge chunk of savings to have to set aside. So likely to pull out of the bidding process.



  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ AnnieinDundrum


    We possibly looked at the same one, a 3 bed penthouse


    I called the management company and they couldn’t give an estimate for the penthouses


    also the work in the penthouses is internal hallway as well as the communal areas in the block. That would be more disruptive.


    they have no timetable for doing this work



  • Registered Users Posts: 16 abhishek8720


    It's been like that for more than a year now. Also what doesn't help is that the estate is tainted with Pyrite issue and there is a pyrite levy too. So unknown fire compliance issue cost coupled with pyrite levy means the banks are not willing to lend. Had to back out of a lovely 3 bed because of that. :(



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