Property Archive

Rate my Dub

A major rebalancing of rates is about to take place in Dublin, says RORY LAVELLE. Dublin business owners were recently issued with new Proposed Valuation Certificates from the Commissioner of Valuation, as part of the revaluation process being carried out by the Valuation Office, with new rates effective from January 2014.

Re-evaluating valuations

RORY LAVELLE gives us the lowdown on the recent launch of RICS Valuer Registration and reminds us all of the importance of the Red Book. What is Valuer Registration and how does it work? RICS Valuer Registration is an independent system of regulatory monitoring, which includes a register of valuers. It was conceived

Terms of engagement

PAUL MOONEY and ED CAREY look at the impact of the new requirement for licence holders to provide all clients with a letter of engagement. All auctioneers and property practitioners are now aware of the new legislation governing the industry, and have now applied, and in some cases have received,

Licensed to act

The SURVEYORS JOURNAL looks at some of the key issues for property professionals in the new Property Services (Regulation) Act. The Property Services (Regulation) Act, 2011, will bring into effect significant changes in licensing and practice for auctioneers, estate agents, property managers and other property professionals. The Act formally establishes the Property

Is receivership for you?

GAVIN MOONEY and CLIODHNA JUDGE discuss types of insolvency, and explain how a Chartered Surveyor might take on the role of receiver. Opportunity for Chartered Surveyors Although a receiver may be drawn from a company or a partnership, the receiver acts in his or her own name. Hence, if a Chartered Surveyor is