Property Archive

Delivering housing

In light of the current housing crisis, Society experts have devised a 10-point plan to increase housing availability and are recommending it to Government. CONOR O’DONOVAN outlines the plan. In the context of rapid rises in house price inflation and further to the recent ‘Construction 2020 –

Facilities management

PAT O’SULLIVAN discusses the importance of facilities management in modern business. History of facilities management (FM) Facilities management started in the early 70’s with the advent of the cubicle in large office buildings, coupled with the introduction of computers. The people responsible for managing this new space didn’t

ESB goes green

Claire Solon takes a look at the planned new, environment-friendly office for the ESB. Since its establishment in 1927, ESB has a proud tradition of being centrally involved in the community and has delivered large scale national infrastructure projects which have facilitated the economic development of Ireland;

Enhancing mortgage valuation standards

CIARA MURPHY discusses the positives of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive for professional valuation services. On February 28, the EU Directive 2014/17/EC regulating residential mortgage credit agreements was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. One aspect of the Directive of direct relevance to Chartered Surveyors includes the obligation to develop

Reforms in Irish property law

Solicitor PAT IGOE discusses the key reforms of property law. Landmark changes in Irish property law are not just a matter for solicitors. They affect vendors and purchasers, and estate agents. The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act of 2009 may sound long-winded and boring. But it is