Do I need an EPC for my business? – Evening Standard

E nergy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in England and Wales in 2007 and in Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2008. They are frequently required for both commercial and residential properties. A commercial EPC will be necessary if you are considering selling your business or renting out a commercial building, whether that’s an office, hotel,

How the pandemic is forcing us to rethink the future of cities – The Irish Times

Those in the future will look to label this time as one of great change. An age when remote working became workable and city living was reimagined. However, the decisions being taken now on the future of our cities are being driven by discussions that have been percolating for some time. What this time does

Breakfast Briefing 8th February 2021- Ronan Lyons – Newstalk

Home Podcasts Breakfast Briefing Breakfast Briefing 8th February 2021- Ronan Lyons Listen to this episode BREAKFAST BRIEFING Subscribe to podcast Share this article 07.15 8 Feb 2021 A lack of supply in rental properties outside the capital is continuing to drive up rents, despite rising unemployment. Rents rose by over 5 percent on average last

Chancellor urged to scrap stamp duty surcharge for landlords – Property Industry Eye

The government should aim to stimulate housing market activity post-lockdown by abolishing the 3% stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let landlords acquiring additional properties, according to the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA). The organisation argues that scrapping the stamp duty surcharge would boost housing market activity by encouraging investors to return to the market and invest

Real IS to aquire 134 units in Marina Village residential complex – Property Magazine International

Real I.S. is about to acquire two blocks in Marina Village residential complex in Greystones. The initial purchase of 65 units has recently been concluded. Contracts for the purchase of a further 69 apartments have also been exchanged, amounting to a total of 134 units. . The complex consists of 55 apartments and 10 town

Reform stamp duty to boost supply of rental homes, landlords urge – Belfast Telegraph

Stamp duty rules should be reformed in the Budget to help boost the supply of homes to rent, landlords have urged. he property tax applies in England and Northern Ireland, and an extra 3% charge usually applies if buying a new home means that people will own more than one. The National Residential Landlords Association

10:48 Working remotely? Eight faraway homes to buy – The Irish Times

With Government plans under way to give people the legal right to work from home beyond the end of the pandemic, the practice has taken hold. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that Covid-19 has changed mindsets about the nature of work, and remote working practices that might have been achieved in five to 10 years had

How to become a buy-to-let landlord: from mortgages to finding a property – iNews

Britons have a long-held affection for buy-to-let properties, drawn to the regular income on offer and the prospect of benefiting from rising house prices over time. However, new regulation and tax rules introduced over the past few years have caused buy-to-let to lose its lustre. Prior to April 2017 it was possible for landlords to

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families – thejournal.ie

ACCESS TO SECURE, affordable, fit for purpose housing is one of the most immediate challenges facing young people and families in Ireland today.  Over the last ten years, housing supply dropped, house prices inflated, home ownership fell to a record low of 68.6% and homelessness exploded. Our new government, with Fianna Fáil Housing Minister Darragh

Shopping in town isn’t dead yet – here’s how to save retail in Dublin city centre – The Irish Times

As it became apparent close to Christmas that Ireland had lost control of the virus, retailers steeled themselves to battle through another thicket of restrictions. A third full lockdown loomed and for many shops, this one would be a battle simply to survive. But Gwen Layden, whose family owns the quirky George’s Street Arcade in