Summer 2012 Archive

A bad Act

KEVIN HOLLINGSWORTH outlines serious deficiencies in proposed changes to building control legislation. A change to the way in which the building control system in Ireland is administered has been needed and requested by all property professionals for a considerable time. The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 is the Department of the

To notify or not to notify?

In the current difficult trading environment, insurers are seeing an increase in the level of claims and notifications being made under professional liability insurance policies, according to BREEGE LYNN and KEVIN FINGLETON. Many professional firms often raise the question of when they should report claims or matters involving customers’ complaints under

The cat’s stopped bouncing

PETER STAFFORD summarises the results of Society research into the current size of the surveying profession in Ireland. Quantity surveyors and building surveyors are familiar with the art of measuring and costing; it is the bread and butter of their professional lives. What is less often measured is the size and value

Award for Rentview.com

Rentview has received the silver award at the Online/Digital Start-up of the Year Awards. The event honours the best emerging online businesses in Ireland. Having officially launched in February, Rentview is currently being used by 40 agencies across the country, and is on target to reach 10% of agencies by the end of

Introducing the Professional Groups

In this issue, RORY LAVELLE introduces the Valuation Surveying Professional Group, and JOHN DAWSON describes the work of the Rural Agency Professional Group. Valuation Surveying Professional Group Membership of the Valuation Surveying Professional Group is made up of professionals working in all areas of property valuation. The Group also includes