Empty downtown Bath building may soon be redeveloped – pressherald.com

Sean Ireland hopes to redevelop 31 Centre Street into a mix of commercial and residential space. Kathleen O’Brien / The Times Record A building in downtown Bath that has sat vacant for nearly 10 years could soon become home to both commercial space and housing units. Sean Ireland — principal of the Portland-based Windward real

Dublin city council seeks to turn back the clock on build-to-rents – The Irish Times

Put forward as a niche concept seven years ago to solve a need for rental homes in specific areas of Dublin, the build-to-rent (BTR) sector has mushroomed to the point where it edged out most standard apartment development in the city and it is spreading its spores to the suburbs and beyond. Recent months have

Land prices rose by around 10% in 2021, IPAV says – RTE.ie

Land prices increased by around 10% last year, according to the latest farming report by the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV). It reveals that prices increased by as much as 20% on some plots, depending on the location. According to IPAV, a lack of supply across most land types was evident last year

Tolka River plans among last of BTR schemes – The Irish Times

Plans for 10-storey build-to-rent scheme of 183 apartments beside the Tolka River in Drumcondra, have been presented to Dublin City Council. The scheme on Richmond Road by Birkey Limited is expected to be among the last build-to-rent applications submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála under the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) system. The system, under which

Protest Occurs in Dublin Over Planned Eviction by Dún Laoghaire Landlords – hotpress.com

Residents at St. Helen’s Court, Dún Laoghaire are due in court with their landlords this Friday, February 4. Depending on the decision of the courts, they are potentially facing into a very difficult and uncertain future… A protest took place outside the Four Courts in Dublin on Saturday to show support for tenants who are

Agents urged to prepare for Right to Rent changes – ARLA Propertymark

Propertymark continues to engage with the Home Office as part of the UK Government’s plans to digitise the immigration system with legislative changes coming into force on 6 April 2022 that will impact how letting agents and landlords in England conduct Right to Rent checks. The checks require landlords and lettings agents operating in England

IPAV: Land prices increased by around 10% in 2021 – Agriland

The price of land increased by approximately 10% in 2021, depending on location, according to a new report. The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) Farming Report noted a continuing lack of supply across most land types in both sales and rental markets. However, the 2021 supply was up between 15-20% on the previous

Bank of Mum and Dad blamed for pushing up house prices – Newstalk

The Bank of Mum and Dad is partially to blame for Ireland’s housing crisis, according to the Banking and Payments Federation. Last year 42% of first time buyers used a gift from their parents to help get on the property ladder and Sinéad Ryan, presenter of The Home Show, say this is distorting the market: 

New Course at University of Limerick to encourage more women to join tech industry – Limerick Post

UNIVERSITY of Limerick’s (UL) Immersive Software Engineering (ISE) joins forces with RENT, the Runway Galway’s office, to create a new programme to encourage more women to join the tech industry, and tackle a lack of diversity and inclusion in STEM.  The programme, which will be the first of its kind, will commence in UL in

Supreme Court upholds Traveller family eviction appeal – RTE.ie

A Supreme Court ruling in the case of the eviction of a Traveller family in Co Clare has been welcomed by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The Court upheld the family’s appeal against their eviction, with five Supreme Court justices ruling unanimously in favour of the McDonagh family. The council had secured an