There’s no question that haunted houses are in a growing number of homes across Ireland, with more than 10,000 properties now under investigation and dozens more awaiting an assessment.
The number of properties that have been identified is staggering and includes hundreds of homes in urban areas.
Many of these are in rural areas and are not known to have experienced any paranormal activity.
In the past few years, there has been an explosion in the number of ghostly claims.
There have been more than 50 cases reported since last October, and the number has increased every week.
Many people believe that the number is much higher than the actual numbers, but there are some cases which are more credible than others.
We spoke to the chief inspector of properties for Cork City Council, and a former garda, to learn more about what to do if you are having problems with a haunted house.
Here are a few tips:There is no way to prove a home has been haunted.
Some are believed to be haunted because of the sounds of people passing through, or because of paranormal activity occurring in the house, but it is impossible to prove that a home was ever haunted.
The first step is to get a full report from the house and the owner, and then take a report from a qualified person who can confirm that there was nothing unusual about the house at the time of the report.
This can be done online, by phone, or in person.
If you are unsure about whether or not your home has haunted, you should contact the building inspector, the council or the property management company for advice.
If the house was vacant when you first moved in, and no one has come back since then, you might be entitled to a refund.
You might also be entitled if you moved into the house when it was vacant, but your family moved out.
You could also be given an interim payment if the owner of the house moved out when you were moving in.
You should call the local Garda station at 8.30am, and they can give you a letter from the building or property management.
They will also inform you about any outstanding claims, and what to expect from the investigation.
If there is any doubt about the authenticity of the reports, call the Garda on the number you provided to the building.
They can also give you details of other complaints about properties that may have been involved in similar incidents.
If your house has been used as a residence, the police will check if the building manager has taken any action to address any issues.
They also have the power to remove or make unavailable any property that has been deemed to be unsafe.
They could also investigate any issues with the property itself, including whether the owners have changed the building, or if there is a leaky roof.
If it’s been in the family for many years, you could also take your home back and be given the option to get compensation if it’s not up to scratch.
If that isn’t possible, you can still seek advice from a licensed solicitor who can help you to get the money you need to fix up your property.
A number of factors influence the level of responsibility a property has, including the type of building it is in, the location of the property, the number and location of residents and the type and amount of people living in the property.
There are also various factors affecting how much money can be awarded to someone who has a claim.
If a property was not owned by the deceased, you may be entitled for compensation if they live in the building and have been in contact with the family.
If there is no evidence that any of the people living there have been harmed, you will be entitled under the estate planning rules.
If a home is owned by someone else, they are not entitled to compensation.The gardaí will not normally make a report about a house, however if you have concerns, you are entitled to ask them to do so.
You can also write to the Gardai, the local council or property managers directly.
If this isn’t an option, you must contact the garda in question to discuss the issue.
The information and advice can also be obtained from a number of independent agencies including the Council for Mutual Legal Assistance and Representation (CLARAMAR), the Legal Aid Council of Ireland (LACIL), the Independent Legal Aid Centre (ILAC), the Irish Legal Aid Organisation (ILO) and the National Crime Agency (NCA).
You can also contact the Irish Criminal Records Bureau (ICRB), which will give you information on whether a person has been convicted of a crime.
If someone you know has reported being in a haunted property, you have the right to have them interviewed by a qualified and independent investigator.
You will also be able to lodge a complaint with the gardai, and you can ask them for a report on the report, as well as any advice you need.
If, however, your concerns are unfounded, you need legal advice, you and the person can contact an experienced solicitor.There