Disability Access Certificate

Disability Access Certificate On October 1st 2009 the Department of the Environment made changes to the Building Regulations – ‘Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2009’. These regulation changes brought about the implementation of the Disability...

Multi-Unit Developments Act, 2011

Multi-Unit Developments Act, 2011 The Multi-Unit Developments Act (the Act) was signed into law by President McAleese on 24 January 2011. Sections 14 and 32 of the Act have immediate effect. Section 14 deals with the structure of owners’ management companies,...

Land Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009

Land Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009 The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (“the Act”) became operative on the 1st December 2009 save for Section 132 (rent reviews) which comes into effect on the 28th February 2010. The Act simplifies property...

Tender Price Decreases

The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS) have announced following a recent study that tender prices have decreased by 17.3% over the last 12 months to levels not seen since 1999. The dramatic fall has been caused by the drop off in demand for construction projects in...

New Rented Housing Regulations

The new Rented Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 have replaced the earlier 1993 Regulations. They place a more onerous obligation on landlords to provide tenants with a property that is properly heated, maintained, structurally sound and water...