Charity warns affordability crisis will drive homelessness figures up | ITV News – ITV News

An affordability crisis will continue to drive people into homelessness, a charity has warned. The Simon Communities of Ireland said an underlying chronic lack of affordable supply persists in the wake of the pandemic. According to their quarterly Locked Out report, single people face a limited amount of affordable properties. The report found just four

Travel with Tom Breathnach: questions and answers on travel in 2021 – Irish Examiner

I’ve just booked a family trip to Lake Garda in Italy for September. I went through a travel agent for peace of mind… but am I mad to book so soon? You’re not! As long as you’ve booked wisely, that is. Two concerns are at play for yourself and many other holiday-makers right now: firstly,

How Brexit and Covid might reshape the mortgage market in 2021 – Financial Reporter

“Keeping on top of these developments in terms of how you continue to trade and stay safe, while also recognising the client types who might be impacted, will be crucial.” Go back a year and the thought of any story knocking Brexit from the top of the news headlines would have seemed inconceivable. The all-encompassing

Friday's papers: Tighter border controls, more rental properties, the joy of housecleaning – YLE News

Passengers arriving at Finnish ports and airports are briefed on health regulations and recommendations. Image: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva Several morning newspapers speculate that the Finnish government will be announcing new measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, including tighter regulation of entry into the country. The tabloid Iltalehti writes that health officials

Hammerson’s Irish rent take lags UK and France for Q1 –

PROPERTY group Hammerson has collected just 31pc of its first quarter rent payments Ireland, a figure that lags behind receipts in other major markets like the UK and France. Commercial tenants usually pay rent in advance, and the first quarter has seen the reintroduction of tough lockdowns for non-essential retailers here and elsewhere. Hammerson co-owns

Number of tenants moving in London doubles – Mortgage Introducer

The number of tenants that rented a new home in London during December was double that of December 2019, according to the latest figures by Chestertons. An estimated 88% more rental properties were available compared to 2019, as well as prices being lower in many areas, which Chestertons equated to being its busiest December on

Munster house prices expected to increase by 5% this year – Irish Examiner

Munster house prices are expected to rise by 5% this year, with Cork, alone, seeing a similar increase. Estate agents surveyed by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) expect nationwide residential property prices to rise by an average of 4% in 2021. CSO figures, over recent months, have shown annualised declines in house prices but the

What will €450,000 buy in Dublin, Russia, South Africa, Italy and Sweden? – The Irish Times

IRELAND: DUBLIN This third-floor two-bedroom apartment at 35 Castle Way on Golden Lane, Dublin 8, was constructed in 2007. The property, extending to 72sq m (775sq ft), overlooks Chancery Lane and is located just a short walk from St Stephen’s Green. Price: €450,000Agent: DNG This two-bed apartment in Dublin 8 overlooks Chancery Lane and is

Updated Guidance for Property Services Providers – What Does it Mean for your Business? – Lexology

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) in conjunction with the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) have updated their “Property Services Providers Guidance to implementing Plan for Living with Covid 19” (Guidance) effective from 13 January 2021, following recent Level 5 restrictions. Key features of the

In the market to buy a house? Waterford prices set to rise in 2021 – Waterford Live

The price of the average three-bed semi in County Waterford is expected to rise by 5% in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Real Estate Alliance (REA). Prices in the county increased by 1.4% between September and December, the Q4 REA Average House Price Index shows. Three-bed semi-detached homes in the county