26 August 2016 – BRegs Weekly 28 – Edition 78
Edition 78 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
This week a report from property website Daft has found that rents are now above what they were during the Celtic Tiger years. The study found that the average monthly rent nationwide is at its highest level on record, with rents rising nationwide by an average of 3.9% in the second quarter of this year. That is the largest three-month increase in rents since early 2007.
The issue of construction costs, increased regulatory complexity and red tape, lack of supply and increasing rents figures prominently in discussions.
Following on from revelations of significant defects at Holywell estate in Swords and The Cubes development in Sandyford, an article from Dublin Inquirer explores the similarities between our older system of ‘self-regulation and our new system BCAR SI.9, introduced in March 2014, titled by then minister Phil Hogan as “reinforced self-certification”.
The pressure from construction lobbies was illustrated this week by the Sunday Business Post when it revealed A Chinese visa-for-investment firm, overseas fund giants and local developers are among those that courted Housing Minister Simon Coveney since his appointment in May.
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