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Alterations/Extensions Guidelines

Alterations/Extensions Guidelines

Associated Bodies

  1. Fingal County Council
  • F02A-1561 – Permission GRANTED for 551 houses at Swords Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin.                        Applicant – Cannon & Kirk.
  • Condition No. 17 - Development described in Classes 1 or 3 of Part 1 of the Second Schedule to the (Planning and Development) Regulations, 2001 shall not be carried out within the curtilage of any proposed dwelling houses without a prior grant of planning permission.


  1. Malahide Waterside Management Company - Lease agreement
  • “Not to make any structural alterations or additions to the premises without the prior approval in writing of the Lessors/Management Company which approval may be granted subject to such conditions as the lessor/management company may see fit to impose”.
  • “Not use or permit to be used the premises for any illegal or immoral purpose or for any other purpose other than a single residential residence and not allow or cause to be allowed any trade or business to be carried out on there”.

Steps Required to Obtaining Permission:

  1. Applicant to contact the Management Company with their intentions prior to applying for planning permission to Fingal County Council.
  2. Management Company to notify other property owners in the vicinity of the proposed application
  3. Each application considered separately
  4. The board of directors to review plans/drawings
  5. The board with the assistance of independent architect/planner if required can decide to:
  1. Reject proposed plans
  2. Accept – unequivocally
  3. Accept - provided works are carried out in accordance with a permission granted by Fingal County Council or An Bord Pleanala.


House Rules

House Rules

The Malahide Waterside Management Co. Ltd. has adopted the following in accordance with the terms of the Indenture Lease. The ‘House Rules’ do not supersede the Indenture Lease.

  1. The property must be kept in good repair and condition
  2. Owners are not permitted to make any alterations to the exterior of their property without seeking permission from the Management Company
  3. Residents must not do any act or thing which may become a nuisance or annoyance to     other residents
  4. All stereo, radio, musical instruments and TV appliances and general noise must be kept at a volume which does not interfere with your neighbours’ quiet enjoyment of their homes from 10.00pm to 8.00am.
  5. Residents are not permitted to erect a satellite dish, aerial or any other kind of apparatus for the purpose of receiving TV/ wireless transmission
  6. Residents are reminded that they are not permitted to hang or expose clothes/laundry or any other articles inside or outside their house so as to be visible from outside the houses.
  7. Not to leave any perambulations, bicycles containers or other objects on the gates, steps, staircase, railings, corridors and landings leading to the premises.
  8. Not keep or permit to keep any petrol, motor spirit or other inflammable or explosive material on the premises
  9. Parking on footpaths, emergency set down areas or yellow lines is not permitted. Vehicles enter the complex at the owners’ risk. Any damage caused to the vehicles in the complex (parked or otherwise) is without recourse to The Malahide Waterside Management Co. Ltd
  10. Signage or advertisements must not be visible from outside any of the houses. Permission to erect ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’ signs must be given by the Management Company.
  11. Fire requirements – residents should insure that their home is fitted with a smoke detector, a small all-purpose fire extinguisher and a fire blanket.
  12. Emergency contact numbers - All residents must notify the Management Agent of phone numbers where they can be contacted during the day or night. Where units are let to tenants it is the owner’s obligation to ensure that the Management Company has the contact names, address and phone numbers of the tenants.
  13. Burglar alarm - If you have an alarm you are responsible for ensuring that once the alarm has been triggered it should be programmed to ring outside and inside their house for no more than 20 minutes before switching off.
  14. Visitors to the development must comply with the rules for same.
  15. An Administration Fee will be charged to owners if the House Rules are not adhered to.
  16. Enforcement – Landlords should furnish a copy of these rules to each tenant and enforce via the tenancy agreement.  It is in everybody’s interest that these regulations are complied with and by co-operating fully the comfort and well-being of all residents will be assured.


The Malahide Waterside Mgmt Co Ltd


Fire Safety

Please click on the following link Fire Safety to download pdf copy

Fire Prevention
All owners are recommended to install smoke & carbon monoxide alarms, an all-purpose fire extinguisher and or fire blanket in their unit. Please find enclosed an informative leaflet from the National Safety Council.
Owners or their tenants should be aware of the fire regulations within their units.

Fire Safety in Houses, Apartments and Duplexes

Please note that the following information has been kindly given to us by the National Safety Council

Fire Safety in Apartments Duplexes Three Golden Rules

1: Take sensible safety measures around your flat to avoid fire hazards.

2: Install at least one smoke alarm on each floor level.

3: Plan your fire evacuation drill - and practice it.

  • Look Around - Prevent Fire Look around your dwelling.
  • Look at your day-to-day activities in it. Can you make it safer? Use this leaflet as a checklist to prevent fire in your flat.

In the Living Room

  •  Always place an effective spark guard in front of an open fire. Keep the area around a fireplace clear of newspapers, clothes or other combustible items. Don’t air clothes in front of an open fire and remember - your chimney needs to be cleaned at least twice a year.
  •  Make sure all electrical leads and plugs are free from deterioration and fraying. Avoid over loading sockets - stick to one plug per socket. Switch off and unplug all appliances when not in use, except those specially make to operate full time. Don’t try electrical repairs yourself - call a qualified electrician.
  •  Place portable heaters well clear of furniture and curtains. Check the instructions for their proper use. Never move gas, oil or electric heaters when in use. Always make sure there is adequate ventilation where heaters are used.
  •  If there are people who smoke in your flat use large, stable ashtrays. Hot ash can smolder for hours before igniting, for example on an armchair. Keeps matches and lighters well out of reach of children.

In the Kitchen

Most fires start in the kitchen. Keep a suitable fire extinguisher or fire blanket in a handy place. If the cooking area is part of your living room, make sure it is positioned well away from the door to allow your escape if necessary.

  •  Don’t let grease build up on the cooker, and keep electric flexes well clear of cooking rings and hobs. Remember - pots and pans should be placed on the cooker with handles turned in, but not over other rings.
  • Your chip-pan should not be more than one-third full. If your cooking oil does catch fire, use a fire blanket, but never put yourself at risk. Don’t try to move the pan, and never use water on a chip-pan fire.
  • Always check that the cooker is off last thing at night. Finally, use the cooker only for cooking, never for heating or drying clot


In the Bedroom

  •  Make sure your electric blanket is used according to manufacturer’s instructions, and check it regularly for wear and damage. When storing, roll rather than fold it.
  •  A properly working flashlight beside your bed is useful for emergency light at night.
  •  Never smoke in bed as it is one of the most dangerous fire hazards and should be avoided completely.
  •  The Smoke Alarm - An Invaluable Friend
  •  Most fires happen at night when people are asleep. Your chances of dying or being injured in a fire are cut dramatically by the smoke alarm’s early warning system. It gives you a vital time to act before fumes or smoke can build up.
  • Position an approved smoke alarm where you can hear it clearly all over the flat. In larger flats, you may need more than one smoke alarm. Test your smoke alarms regularly.
  • If your smoke alarm sounds, or if one goes off elsewhere in your building, never assume it’s a false alarm - always act immediately. Better to be safe than sorry.

Plan Your Escape - and Practice it

  • Often when fire breaks out, so too do confusion and error.
  • If you have a well-practiced fire evacuation plan, you will be better able to deal with an emergency situation. Know exactly what you’re going to do in the event of a fire.

Your Fire Drill at a Glance

  • Plan two escape routes from each room
  • Close all doors behind you as you leave.
  • Warn other residents by pounding on their door as you pass.
  • If your clothes catch fire - stop, drop and roll.
  • Move quickly to get outside the building without using lifts.
  • Do not re-enter for any reason.
  • Phone the fire brigade from a nearby phone.
  • Always make sure that your main escape route is clear and easy to use. For example, make sure your door is easy to open and if you need to rely on a window, be certain you can open it. If you are trapped in your flat by smoke, heat or fire, close the room door and seal all cracks with sheets or clothing. Attract attention by waving a sheet or piece of clothing near the window. Get down on your hands and knees where the air is cleaner and cooler.

Owners Responsibilites

On purchasing their properties House Owners reponsiblities are set out in the Lease of Easements (Schedule 4 - Covenants by the lesee). While owners of Apartments and Duplex units are governed by the Lease (Schedule 5 - Covenants by the lesee)

The Malahide Waterside Owners Management Company (OMC) and their agent would recommend for all owners to reaffirm  themselves with their obilgations under these lease agreements.

Please click on extract of 4th Schedule and 5th Schedule to view/download documents.



Owners or their tenants must be made aware of the condition in the lease which states

"Not keep any bird, animal or reptile on the Premises which in the opinion of the Lessors (Management Company) may cause annoyance to the owners and occupiers of any part of the Retained Premises"

Dog Fouling

Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 makes it an offence for the person in charge of a dog not to clean up when their dog fouls in a public place. Please act responsibly - clean up after your dog and dispose of the dirt in a suitable sanitary manner; use a paper bag. Dog dirt is a health hazard and some day your child might be affected by someone else’s failure to ‘do the right thing’. Train your dog to “go at home” in the garden. Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a 150 euro “on-the-spot” fine or on summary conviction to a fine of up to 3,000 euro.

What can I do about barking dogs?

Excessive barking which causes a nuisance to any person is an offence.   In a good-neighbourly manner, let the dog’s owner know how the barking affects you. They may not have realised what was happening. If that approach fails, a complaint about excessive barking should be made to the District Court. To do this, you must first inform the dog owner in writing using a prescribed form, which can be obtained from your local authority.

What powers do dog wardens have?

The powers of dogs wardens include the power to request the name and address of a person where there are reasonable grounds for believing the person is committing, or has committed, an offence under the dog control legislation; to seize and detain any dog and to enter any premises (other than a dwelling), for the purpose of such seizure or detention. It is an offence to impede or obstruct a dog warden in carrying out his/her duties.

Dog Identification

The Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (Statutory Instrument No. 442 of 1998) require the owner or other person in charge of a dog to ensure that at all times, the dog wears a collar having the name and address of the owner on an attached plate, badge or disc.The regulations contain penalties for non-compliance with this requirement or for defacing or rendering illegible the above particulars.

While the law does not require an owner to micro-chip their dog at present, it is a good means to ensure that if your dog goes astray, when found it can be reunited with you/its owner quickly. If a person has a good relationship with a dog that becomes lost, micro-chipping the animal should help to lessen the ‘ grief ‘by aiding the pet’s recovery. It’s a once-off procedure, the chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is secure and permanent. Chips can vary in quality - talk to a vet, to someone who has undergone a recognised training course or to the ISPCA. The necessary back-up data or ‘paperwork’ must be done also.

Gas Boliers

Gas Boilers and Appliances

  • Your boiler must be serviced
  •  Your gas supplier, appliance manufacturers and Irish Standard 813 for Domestic Gas Installations recommend that in the interest of safety you have your gas appliance’s serviced annually by a registered gas engineer who will furnish a conformance cert when completed. IT IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT TO BE REGISTERED IN ORDER TO UNDERTAKE GAS WORK.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors should also be fitted in your units.
  •  Benefits of servicing your boiler regularly are; 1. Safety 2. Increase Lifespan 3. Reduce heating costs

Administration Charges

21 July 2015

Administration Charges

Whilst the vast majority of residents in Waterside largely comply with the House Rules, in a small number of cases, residents have ignored communications from the managing agent.  In order to deal with such cases it is felt that a financial penalty is the only means whereby the resident can be compelled to conform to the House Rules.

  1. Administration Charges are levied to unit owners found to be in breach of the House Rules.
  2. There is one exception (House Rule No. 5) which has been suspended temporarily pending the receipt of a report from a service provider who can provide a shared satellite system.  No administration charges will be applied to any unit that currently has a satellite dish erected. Any new installations may be subject to administration charges. (Please note that the erection of a satellite dish in any circumstances or on any elevation is not permitted as per the House Rules.  It is also a breach of local authority planning regulations to erect a satellite dish on any forward facing elevation or with a diameter in excess of 1 meter without applying for planning permission.
  3. In the first instance, the owner of a unit found to be in breach of House Rules will be issued with a warning letter.
  4. If no effort has been made to comply with the House Rule, then an administration charge of €50 will be issued to the owner.
  5. If there is still no effort to comply then the administration charge will double with every communication that is issued by the managing agent.
  6. Serious breaches in House Rules will be levied with an administration charge immediately. (e.g. instances whereby a security firm has to be engaged to resolve the issue)
  7. At all times the Board of Management and the Managing Agent has discretion as to how administration charges are levied.
  8. It is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that their tenants are in compliance with the House Rules.
  9. Queries have to be made in writing to the Management Company within 14 days of receipt of an administration charge

Please note the ‘House Rules’ do not supersede the Indenture Lease.


Waterside Map

Please click on the following link Waterside Map - pdf to download a copy

Note: The current vacant/unbuilt areas of the Estate may be subject to change