Prince Philip: how the property landscape changed during his century – Estate Agent Today

At that time, as Britain was recovering from the loss of life and economic effects of the First World War, some 80 per cent of people rented their homes from private landlords. The scale of poverty and poor conditions prevailing in the rental sector at that time, and the bad health of many who went

Developers eye potential €50m sale of Royal Liver Retail Park – The Irish Times

Just over two years after it was sold for €25 million, the Royal Liver Park on Dublin’s Naas Road looks set for a potential return to the market at a new asking price of around €50 million. But while the well-known retail park’s owners, Allied Real Estate Group (AREG), are understood to be considering its

Peter McVerry Delivers Powerful Message About Homelessness On Tommy Tiernan Show –

Peter McVerry says there’s a constant anger within him due to the failure of the political system to help the lives of the poor and homeless in Ireland. “I’m very angry because this is not the way it should be,” the priest and homelessness activist said on The Tommy Tiernan Show. “It could be different

Rent controls are not the answer – ARLA Propertymark

On 6 April, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced his manifesto ahead of the local elections in May 2021 with some key policy announcements that impact the housing sector, including proposals to introduce rent controls in the private rented sector. Rent control In order to ‘get to grips with the inequalities in the rental market’

Long term financial plan needed for greener property sector – ARLA Propertymark

The UK Government announced that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme launched last year will close to new applications on 31 March 2021, twelve months earlier than originally planned. The Scheme opened in September 2020 to allow homeowners and landlords in England to apply for vouchers from a £2 billion pot to fund at least

Pandemic has cut construction cost inflation, consultants say –

Construction consultants Linesight are forecasting average construction cost inflation for this year of 1.75-2.25 pc. hilst we had been seeing a levelling off from rates of 7-8 pc in recent years, much of that reduction is a result of the pandemic creating capacity in the industry and contractors reducing overheads. To find out more about

Owen Hanley calls for radical new approach to housing – Galway Advertiser

Cllr Owen Hanley believes a radical new approach to housing is needed in Ireland. Statistics released by the Department of Housing demonstrated that 75 per cent of social housing delivered in 2020 was either bought or leased from private developers. “The 2020 housing statistics for the country highlight yet again the failing approach that the

Rental market continues to rise – Commercial Trust Ltd

Published: Wednesday 07 April, 2021By: Commercial Trust The latest rental data show that March’s rental income remains consistent, providing landlords with reassurance into 2021.; The latest rental index, from lettings platform Goodlord, show that March’s rental income remains consistent, providing landlords with reassurance into 2021. Average tenant incomes Tenants in most regions benefitted from average

Rents up again – fourth increase in four months… – Letting Agent Today

Average rents across the UK have risen for the fourth time in as many months according to the HomeLet index. Typical rent is now £992 per month – and when London is excluded, it’s  £847.  Nine of the 12 regions monitored by HomeLet  show a monthly rise – the largest is in Northern Ireland, up 2.9 per cent

Demand for rentals grows as number of prospective tenants continues to rise – The Negotiator

Demand from prospective new tenants rose in February for the second month in a row, according to new figures. Half of letting agents saw landlords increasing rent in February, while the number of properties managed per branch fell. The findings are revealed in the latest monthly Private Rented Sector report from ARLA Propertymark. The report