As councils around the country prepare for another possible cold snap this winter, it’s also important for tenants and landlords to prepare themselves for any cold weather or heavy snow as well.
Dublin City Council met on Wednesday to roll out its severe weather plan for this winter with similar efforts being made the length and breadth of the country.
Frozen boilers and leaking pipes, coupled with an inability for workmen to reach properties to fix the problems, are a common occurance in bad weather.
There are steps that a landlord or tenant can take to prevent some of these problems though.
Twelve steps that can be taken to avoid expensive bills include: