What will the council look for when inspecting a rented property? – The Irish Times

A friend who rents out a flat in her basement is due to have it inspected by the council. They gave her notice of the inspection for a date in the middle of lockdown but agreed to put it off for a bit. She wasn’t aware that the council could do this but she gathers

More being forced to go without – Southern Star Newspaper

ACCORDING to figures published by the Central Statistics Office at the start of this month in its ‘Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC): Enforced Deprivation 2019’ report,  some 17.8 per cent of the population experienced enforced deprivation last year. That’s 886,000 people, an increase of about 143,000 on the 2018 figure. The sad thing

South Dublin land at €19m has scope for up to 500 homes – The Irish Times

A broad range of developers and investors involved in the delivery of housing both for the traditional owner-occupier market and the private-rented sector are expected to vie for a major residential site with a guide price of €19 million in south Dublin. Located just off the Glenamuck Road in Kiltiernan, the land extends to 13.48 hectares

Hines appoints Marc Sampietro as Director of Living Operations for Spain and Italy – Property Magazine International

Hines has appointed Marc Sampietro as Director of Living Operations for Spain and Italy. The newly created role will continue the company’s momentum in expanding its European Living operation, as it increases its profile in student accommodation and the Build to Rent Sector (BTR) across Europe. The real estate firm operates residential properties across Europe,

Hines appoints Director of Living Operations for Spain and Italy – Property Funds World

International real estate firm Hines has appointed Marc Sampietro as Director of Living Operations for Spain and Italy. The newly created role will continue Hines’ momentum in expanding its European Living operation, as it increases its profile in student accommodation and the Build to Rent Sector (BTR) across Europe. Hines operates residential properties across Europe,

Government urged to stick to courts reopening timetable and amend the system – ARLA Propertymark

Following the UK Government’s recent announcement about the courts in England and Wales reopening from 21 September to hear possessions hearings, ARLA Propertymark has written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to urge them to stick to the timetable but also to reflect on the implications of COVID-19, looking to

Hines secures green light for 416 homes in Dublin 8 – The Irish Times

US real estate group Hines and its Dutch joint venture partners, APG Asset Management, have secured approval from An Bord Pleanála for the construction of 416 new homes on the former Bailey Gibson site on Dublin’s South Circular Road. This represents the first phase of the wider Player Wills and Bailey Gibson site’s redevelopment since

Obituary: Alan Ferguson, campaigner who highlighted the role that housing plays in improving people's lives – HeraldScotland

ALAN Ferguson, who has died aged 64, did a great deal to enhance the status and increase the influence of the housing profession in Scotland. His approach was grounded in a belief in social justice and empathy for tenants and the homeless. His commitment to equality involved supporting new initiatives and organisations, and assisting those

#TheReset-A safe, secure, and affordable place to call home can never be overstated, not least during a public health crisis – Slugger O'Toole

Heather Wilson is the Policy and Engagement Manager for Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland. Today she writes about the future of housing.  The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown brought about challenges never before faced by the housing sector in Northern Ireland. The almost instantaneous inter-agency cooperation that emerged during the early days of

Investment in Dublin private rented sector remains robust in face of Covid-19 – The Irish Times

A new report on the private rented sector (PRS) shows that investment remains buoyant notwithstanding the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic in the wider commercial property sector and economy. While the imposition of the coronavirus lockdown last March resulted in the delay or postponement of a number of residential investment transactions, the latest analysis