Members appointed to inaugural board of Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority – Irish Legal News

Published 24 February 2021 Nine people, including two solicitors and a law professor, have been appointed to the inaugural board of the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA). The new regulator, which will meet for the first time tomorrow, will oversee the effective governance, financial management and performance of all voluntary and co-operative housing bodies.

Private rental sector has highest ever share of investment market – The Irish Times

The private rental sector had its highest ever share of the investment market last year following deals worth €533 million in the final quarter, according to a new report by estate agent Savills Ireland. There was a total of €3 billion was invested in Irish property in 2020, which was just ahead of the ten-year

Land Development Agency Bill under scrutiny – Irish Examiner

The Minister for Housing has been accused of trying to “flog a Fine Gael car with a lick of paint but the same dodgy engine” with his Land Development Agency Bill. Darragh O’Brien, however, called the bill “a State stepping up to the mark”.  The bill, which is an updated version of a similar Fine

Tenant who cut away roof rafters put family through ‘living hell’, court hears – The Irish Times

A woman has told a court how she and her family were put through “a living hell” by a tenant who refused to pay rent for 16 months and cut away the rafters on a rented property’s roof in an effort to make the property unsellable so the family would be forced to sell it

Government working to reopen construction on March 5, says Housing Minister – Independent.ie

The Government is working to recommence construction on March 5, Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has said. peaking on RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Claire Byrne, Mr O’Brien said he believes the construction of new homes is essential as each week the sector is closed there is a loss of between 700 and 800 home builds.

The 'clean' and 'dirty' way to invest in property – Meath Chronicle

Property within an overall portfolio with other types of asset class (equities, bonds, commodities etc.) can often be a good fit because it will typically have a decent yield above 5% and the value usually rises over time as long as you didn’t pay too much for it. I say that Irish Property usually ‘misbehaves’

Strategic Housing Development Permission Quashed – Lexology

Trailford Limited had applied for permission to An Bord Pleanála to develop 661 residential units and neighbourhood facilities through the new fast track strategic housing development (SHD) procedure. The High Court found that An Bord Pleanála did not adequately consider the effects that the proposed development could have on bird species, such as the Lapwing

High Court: Leave to appeal rejected in controversial planning case for 245 high-rise apartments in Finglas – Irish Legal News

By Killian Flood BLPublished 2 February 2021 Killian Flood BL The High Court has refused an application to grant An Bord Pleanála leave to appeal a decision to overturn a planning permission for high-rise accommodation in Finglas. The controversial development permission had previously been quashed in July 2020 by Mr Justice Denis McDonald, who had

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets? – thejournal.ie

Image: Shutterstock/Lucia Romero Image: Shutterstock/Lucia Romero LABOUR HAS SAID there should not be a blanket ban on pets in rented accommodation. In the UK, it was announced during the week that a ban on pets should only be enforced when there is good reason, such as in smaller properties or flats where it may be

Over 360 people served eviction notices after ban lifted – The Irish Times

More than 360 people were served eviction notices in the two months after the Government lifted a blanket ban on removing tenants last August, figures from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) show. The number of eviction notices served increased significantly in the second half of last year after emergency protections for renters introduced due to