Alterations to apartment may have put tenants’ lives at risk, court hears – The Irish Times

The lives of tenants living in an apartment block may be at risk due to allegedly unauthorised alterations made to an apartment by their landlord, a judge has stated in the Circuit Civil Court.

Judge Jacqueline Linnane said she had a feeling a two-bedroomed apartment had been changed by businessman and landlord Paul Howard into a three-bed unit because of a greed for more money.

The court heard Howard, currently living “in sunny Spain”, was due to return to Dublin on Wednesday to deal with legal proceedings taken by No 52 Mountjoy Square Management Company against him and business partner Una McClean.

Barrister Martin Canny, who appeared for the management company with Kent Carty Solicitors, told Judge Linnane that although fire safety issues had been reported to Dublin City Council, the resolution of the matter had been left by the council in the hands of the management company.

Mr Canny

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