Winter 2012 Archive

Regional property advice campaign

The Society, in conjunction with each of the four Regional Branches, launched a property advice campaign over a four week period, which resulted in Chartered Surveyors appearing in 21 regional newspapers across the country. Almost one million people per week are estimated to have seen the  weekly property advice columns. The campaign heavily promoted the ‘Check. They’re Chartered.’ tagline and

Silver for Society at the Appys

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland won the silver award in the ‘Best Insurance App’ category at the Appy Awards 2012. The Society was nominated for its House Rebuilding Cost Calculator App, which enables homeowners to calculate their house rebuilding costs for insurance purposes and ensure that they do not either underinsure or over-insure their property. Conor O’Donovan, Society Communications

Building Consultancy completes med tech fit-outs

The Building Consultancy has designed and project managed new office fit-outs for medical companies Medtronic and Novo Nordisk. In August, Medtronic Ireland took occupation of their new office facility in Swords Business Park, while in October Novo Nordisk took occupation of their new offices at No2 Hume Street, Dublin 2.

Levying development

CLAIRE SOLON discusses the development contribution draft guidelines for planning authorities and summarises the Society’s submission to the Department. Earlier this year the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government released the ‘Development Contributions Draft Guidelines for Planning Authorities Consultation Document’ and requested submissions by September 14, 2012. The aim of

Show me the money

JOHN O’CALLAGHAN runs thorough the new PSRA regulations regarding the management of clients’ money. Zero tolerance requires robust action With the establishment of the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) in early 2012, and the subsequent introduction of its licensing system in July, change has been something of a given for the property