Property Archive

Valuing our standards

ED CAREY reviews the discussion and the documents underpinning the current requirements for property valuations.

The invisible hand

TOM POWER outlines the economic benefits of affordable housing, and the pros and cons of rent control.

Homes on the rise

According to the SCSI’s Property Review & Outlook 2015, house prices increased nationally but supply remains a key issue. CONOR O’DONOVAN elaborates. The latest annual survey of SCSI members shows that there was a marked improvement in property market activity levels in 2014 compared to 2013, albeit

Too important to ignore

LORCAN SIRR looks at the private rented sector in Ireland and what needs to be done to resolve its many problems. Let’s be honest: housing in Ireland is a mess. From boom to crash, governments and senior civil service management have consistently been two steps behind events

Words worth, price and value

TOM DUNNE explains the terms used in relation to the valuation of property, and the need for common understanding among all parties using those terms. In discussions about property the words value and valuation are often used on the assumption that all involved have a clear understanding of