Watchdog Rejects Claim Estate Agents Tampered With Property Photos – Extra.ie

The advertising watchdog has rejected a claim that Sherry FitzGerald estate agents were using ‘stretching software’ to make properties look far bigger than they are. An irate house-hunter in Galway had claimed that the online photos used by Sherry FitzGerald for rented properties in no way matched the rooms they saw in reality. They claimed

Budget 2022 failed to provide what was required to deliver Housing For All – Irish Examiner

The pandemic highlighted the real impact of Ireland’s housing crisis, and the benefit of implementing progressive housing policies. While we welcomed many of the initiatives in our review of Housing for All, the strategy still leaves those most in need of a secure, sustainable home behind.  Unfortunately, Budget 2022 did not deliver the policies and

Number of vacant properties in Mayo 'immoral' – Director of Services – Mayo News

‘UNACCEPTABLE AND UNSUSTAINABLE’ Tom Gilligan, Mayo County Council. Anton McNulty The number of vacant houses in Mayo is a blight on the county and immoral in the middle of a housing crisis.That is the view of Tom Gilligan, Director of Services with Mayo County Council, who told members of Mayo County Council that the lack

Help to Buy housing scheme to continue at current rate – RTE.ie

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is being continued at its current rates for 2022, the Minister for Finance has said. However, Paschal Donohoe announced that a full review of the scheme would be carried out in the course of next year. The Help to Buy scheme is an incentive where first time buyers can

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs – TheJournal.ie

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien Image: Sasko Lazarov Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien Image: Sasko Lazarov THE OPPOSITION HAS criticised the Government’s proposed “zoned land tax” announced today as part of Budget 2022.  The Government is to introduce the tax in order to encourage the use of land for building homes, however People Before Profit TD Richard

Residential Property Developer Tax – build-to-rent and non-profit housing out of scope – Lexology

The government has decided that the RPDT will not be chargeable on build-to-rent (“BTR”) investors, or non-profit housing companies. Build-to-rent On Friday, HM Treasury announced to certain key stakeholders that profits arising from BTR development will not be chargeable to the RPDT. Clearly, this is welcome news for those in the sector, who have maintained

Belfast remains the most popular place to purchase, recording 1,550 sales – Belfast News Letter

The report shows there were almost 7,500 properties ‘sale agreed’ over the previous three months, 8% more than the same period in 2019 but 25% lower than 2020 as market activity has moderated since peak activity. Furthermore, sales of larger properties continue to outstrip smaller properties with four and five+ bed house sales rising by

How local property tax reform could have positive social effects – RTE.ie

Analysis: a simple change to the LPT system could alleviate a number of problematic issues and generate benefits for tax payers The local property tax (LPT) was introduced in 2013 by a government desperate to raise funds after the collapse of the property bubble in the face of significant public opposition. Unloved but generally accepted,

Investment funds 'having a laugh' at Ireland's housing policy – Desmond – The Nationalist

International investment funds are “having a laugh” at the Government over its housing strategy and its social housing policy is a “shocking mismanagement of public funds”, according to businessman Dermot Desmond. The Business Post first published the letters, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, on Sunday. In private letters sent last December and February,

Investment funds 'having a laugh' at Ireland's housing policy – Desmond – BreakingNews.ie

International investment funds are “having a laugh” at the Government over its housing strategy and its social housing policy is a “shocking mismanagement of public funds”, according to businessman Dermot Desmond. The Business Post first published the letters, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, on Sunday. In private letters sent last December and February,