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Apartments closed due to fire concerns are now to be sold

Residents of The Laurels in Dundrum had to move out in July due to fire safety concerns.

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AN APARTMENT COMPLEX that went into receivership due to fire safety concerns is now to be sold.

The Laurels, which is located on Ballinteer Road in Dundrum, was closed and the residents moved out in July after it emerged that some parts of the building are not in compliance with fire regulations.

The complex was put under control of receiver Kieran Wallace of KPMG.

The residents were due to move back into their apartments after the building became fully compliant. However, the company has decided to sell the building due to how much it would cost to make it compliant.

A spokesperson for KPMG said the building will be put on the market in the short-term.

“When they looked into, it was considerably more than they had anticipated,” she said.

They have been communicating with tenants for the last couple of weeks. They won’t unfortunately get back into the apartments. They are working with them to relocate them and either set up tenancy agreements with accommodation they are currently in, or find them accomodation elsewhere, depending on what tenants want to do… their priority has always been the tenants.

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