20 May 2016 – BRegs Weekly 17- Edition 66
Welcome to the seventeenth edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 66 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
Ireland’s defective system of ‘reinforced self-certification’ was under the spotlight this week in a TV3 special “Firetrap Homes”, highlighting the plight of owners of defective housing built in the boom. The lack of consumer protection for homeowners was the subject of a number of posts and articles.
“In recent times, the Royal Institute of Architects… said that many more Longboat Quays could happen because building control legislation has yet to be fixed. They called for the increased resourcing of local authorities to allow them to properly police building standards… They called very importantly for mandatory independent inspections, which would be outside the control or influence of developers and builders. They called for the establishment of a consumer redress scheme and much more”; Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane calling on the Minister for the Environment to intervene and provide support to residents in Ceol Na Mara Housing Estate in Kill, Co. Waterford, the latest in a long line of defective housing developments.
The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) published an eagerly awaited cost for a typical house at €330,000. With the median asking price in Dublin for a home stands at €285,000 the SCSI cost exercise suggests that serious state intervention is required to improve affodability and supply.
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