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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #78

Reform of the Planning Regime You might have read calls by IBEC for reform of the current planning system, published in several of the broadsheets this week. Ibec, which is essentially an employers’ lobbying organisation, does not typically comment on the state of planning in Ireland so it is quite telling that this is the…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #77

The Social Trend Changing Residential Construction Looking at the global trends likely to affect construction in 2019, one key residential trend is becoming apparent in markets from the US to India and right across Europe, that is, coliving. This is something we have spoken about since last year’s first Irish coliving scheme launched in Dublin,…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #76

Understanding the Law of the Land With the busyness of Christmas behind us for another year, this is a great time to catch up on all the important industry news and regulatory changes that you have been hearing about over the past few months.  We understand that it can be difficult for busy people to…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #75

Property Market Expectations for 2019 As each year draws to a close, it is always interesting to read the international forecasts for the year ahead. Any reflection of the construction and property market across Ireland and the UK will take into account that 2018 has been a year of highs and lows. The year started…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #74

The numbers behind the headlines We came across an article published on Aecom’s website earlier this week and the headline ‘Ireland’s Bounceback’ caught our attention. This headline is particularly interesting in light of the Irish Times lead industry story yesterday, which reported that the construction of homes in Dublin city has halved since the announcement of height-guideline…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #73

Will Ireland’s Emerging BTR Sector Embrace Branding? Last month, industry news source Bis Now published an article titled ‘What If Residential Real Estate Embraced Branding?’ It presented an interesting take on new ways to create value through property development. While this was an admittedly UK perspective, it would be short-sighted to think that Irish consumers…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #72

Construction Trends For 2019 As the end of year approaches it is a good time to look towards 2019. The construction industry is still faced with the challenge of attracting skilled workers into construction jobs; however, as new advancements come into play this shift is leading to more opportunities and developments. From modular construction and…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #71

Conveyancing changes from January 2019 Regular buyers and experience-weary investors of Irish property will have welcomed the announcement from the Law Society of Ireland earlier this month about changes to the conveyancing process. The current conveyancing regime in Ireland has its roots in 17th Century Common Law. The property registration system set up here in…

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Irish Property Market Pulse – Issue #70

A Changing Landscape for Landlords in Ireland There was an eye-opening article in The Sunday Times at the weekend. A well-known RTE broadcaster, acting as landlord for an investment property belonging to his grandson, was ordered to pay €900 compensation to a former tenant. The basis of the complaint was that the tenant had been…

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