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02-10-2019, 09:27   #61
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The total cost to the taxpayer to re-build is just shy of €55 million.

Dublin city council said the re-biuild budget was €10 million, so it coming in at over 5 times the original rebuild budget, not good value for money imo.

What percentage are going to be social housing?

I drove by the complex the other day, visually to the eye the finish looks good though.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0917/10...refurbishment/
If your gona dump a post on here and then question the very post you've posted, at least read the link that you have posted......

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What percentage are going to be social housing?


From the article and link you posted :

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Of these, 55 are being bought by the Department of Housing for social housing
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Has anyone bought here that can tell me how it is?
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29-12-2019, 20:45   #63
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Did anybody experience mortgage approval issue for Priory Hall?
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What's going on with the two front buildings, they ripped off a lot of the grey panels off the walls there a while back and its not quite clear how they are trying to renovate. Seems to be very slow activity going on compared to the buildings behind
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Did anybody experience mortgage approval issue for Priory Hall?
All went smoothly. BOI.
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Did anybody experience mortgage approval issue for Priory Hall?
We still didn't.
Our solicitor sent some queries to Dublin City Council solicitors, and they take a considerable time to reply to each, and it seems like each time they reply new questions pop up, so... Infinite loop!
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And we just got the keys.

We did have some minor issues.
As I understand of what our solicitor told us, there are some pending legal actions against Priory Hall, and this means that some old documents (fire certificate?) must stay in place. And then there are the new documents, which can't properly replace those old ones because of the legal actions going on.
And some other stuff that DCC still didn't provide fully.

But the bank was willing to lend, so we're good. =)
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Hi, I'm looking to buy here, has anyone who is currently living there any experience on what it's like? Thanks
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Just bumping if anyone has any experience?
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28-05-2020, 22:12   #70
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We moved in 2 weeks ago, thus, not too much experience overall.

So far we are quite happy.

Most of the things that we didn't like, are very small and should be easy to fix, like the tap on the kitchen.
The one thing I see as a potential problem is that it is noisier than I expected. Right now it's not bad, but we'll see what is it like when the building is full and the streets busy.

On the other hand, lots of things we did like.
Overall, quite happy here.
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Hi Vitor,

Any issues with the social housing tenants?I heard a lot of apartments have been allocated to them by city council.


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We moved in 2 weeks ago, thus, not too much experience overall.

So far we are quite happy.

Most of the things that we didn't like, are very small and should be easy to fix, like the tap on the kitchen.
The one thing I see as a potential problem is that it is noisier than I expected. Right now it's not bad, but we'll see what is it like when the building is full and the streets busy.

On the other hand, lots of things we did like.
Overall, quite happy here.

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We moved in 2 weeks ago, thus, not too much experience overall.

So far we are quite happy.

Most of the things that we didn't like, are very small and should be easy to fix, like the tap on the kitchen.
The one thing I see as a potential problem is that it is noisier than I expected. Right now it's not bad, but we'll see what is it like when the building is full and the streets busy.

On the other hand, lots of things we did like.
Overall, quite happy here.

VitorB, how long did it take the whole process? Did BOI or Dublin City Council take long time to close the deal?

Is it nice to live there? I already payed the booking fee and am starting the process.
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Any issues with the social housing tenants?I heard a lot of apartments have been allocated to them by city council.
No problems whatsoever.
We can't even tell social housing and private owners apart.
The neighbourhood in general is quite pleasant.
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VitorB, how long did it take the whole process? Did BOI or Dublin City Council take long time to close the deal?

Is it nice to live there? I already payed the booking fee and am starting the process.
Mind you, we finished our process just before the lockdown, so it might be a poor measuring stick.
But for us the mortgage was "fine".
We started the process a long time before, and the first steps seemed a tad slow. But after we made the offer, then BOI was rather good.

DCC on the other hand...
I think it took them nearly 3 months to get the documents our solicitor was asking them for.
I guess it might be faster now, since they must already have the documents easier at hand?
But then again, who knows how lockdown affects them?

We are loving it here.
The neighbourhood is even better than we expected.

The only thing I don't love is that there are no shops really close by. If you need just a loaf of bread, there's Centra, which is often crowded, or at least 1km walk to Dunnes.
Not many restaurants either.
But with lockdown they'd all be closed anyway? =)
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VitorB, thanks a million for your comments!

How long did it take DCC to send you the contract initially? I've paid the booking deposit in mid June but I am still waiting for it.
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