£2.4bn cost to bring Northern Ireland's homes up to energy Band C – Inside Housing

Bringing Northern Ireland’s housing stock up to Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) Band C will cost £2.4bn, experts have estimated. Picture: Getty Sharelines Bringing Northern Ireland’s housing stock up to Energy Efficiency Rating Band C will cost £2.4bn, experts have estimated #UKhousing Measures required to improve the energy efficiency of the 390,000 homes in the region

Beds, shed and politicians . . . – The Irish News – The Irish News

WITH the daily news diet being dominated by Covid-19, Brexit and more recently the impact of the Northern Irish Protocol, it is easy to lose sight of where the opportunities are in our market. Anecdotally, there is little evidence that the Northern Ireland Protocol is causing supply issues for businesses or preventing our food retailers

Thousands of families will suffer under draft NI budget: warning – Belfast Telegraph

The human cost of the draft budget set out by Stormont’s communities department would be “colossal”, it has been warned. he Department for Communities (DfC) is responsible for benefits, social housing, regeneration, sport and other issues. Its draft budget for the 2020/21 financial year includes cuts to welfare reform mitigations and homeless support. In the

Property round-up: Kingswood Homes; Triton Construction; Create Developments; House price/income ratio; Anwyl Partnerships; Green & Partners | TheBusinessDesk.com – The Business Desk

SME developer Kingswood Homes is revolutionising the way people buy new homes by enabling viewers to create their own internal floorplans using virtual reality technology while standing in their potential new property. Buyers at Kingswood Homes’ developments in Lancashire and Devon can don a VR headset and see walls shift and rooms appear and disappear

Dublin's private rented sector is becoming long-term stable asset, says new report – Business Post

A comprehensive report on the performance of Dublin’s private rented sector (PRS) in the latter half of 2020 revealed a sector fast becoming a long-term stable asset class in Ireland. The report, by Hooke & MacDonald, also refutes the argument put forward by some people that Dublin City Council and other councils can provide social

€1.2bn invested in Dublin private rented sector despite Covid-19 – The Irish Times

A new report on Dublin’s private rented sector (PRS) shows it registered a robust level of investment activity in 2020, with 2,309 residential properties sold across 19 main transactions for a total of €1.2 billion. Although the figure represents a decrease of 49 per cent on the record €2.36 billion invested in the sector in

Dublin's homeless 'ghettoised' by overuse of private hostels – Irish Examiner

Homeless people in Dublin are being “ghettoised” by the concentrated use of private hostels, as homeless deaths in the capital rose 61% in 2020, an Oireachtas committee has been told.   Fianna Fáil senator Mary Fitzpatrick warned the Oireachtas Housing Committee that the use of private hostels had become too widespread and had set back many homeless

'I'll probably die on these streets': The complicated heartbreak of being without a home – image.ie

Homelessness is about more than rooflessness. It is also a loss of roots and identity and the absence of a sense of belonging. Amanda Cassidy reports on the real collateral damage from the government’s inaction on this issue – those who have nowhere to call home. Joe has a small pinched face and a wide

A third of agents saw rents increase in December – PropertyWire – Property Wire

Less than a third (30%) of tenants experienced rent increases in the month of December, ARLA Propertymark’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) Report has revealed. This figure is slightly higher than the 28% of agents witnessing landlords increasing rents in November, and the first time this figure has risen in four months. Mark Hayward, chief policy

Chinese investments, AIB and Irish life team up and who foots the bill? – The Irish Times

Almost 1,100 Chinese citizens have paid up to ¤1 million each into social housing, nursing home and other projects, making their country the biggest player in a Government cash-for-residency scheme. Barry O’Halloran reports. AIB is in exclusive talks to set up a life and pensions joint venture with Irish Life, as it seeks to boost