The rebound in Irish property will moderate substantially this year as tighter lending rules exert a downward pressure on prices, a report by the Soci(...)

Many landlords will leave a lawnmower in the garden shed and the tenant then takes on the responsibility of cutting the grass

Q Despite a lot of difficulty I finally managed to rent a house in Dublin late last year. The garden at the rear of the house was overgrown and loo(...)

Looking ahead: The obvious release valve on price pressure will be the construction of new homes in desirable areas in 2015

The new year brings with it fresh speculation as to how the property market will perform in 2015. But if anything was learned last year, it’s that (...)

Patricia Byron: the new director of the SCSI, the largest representative body for property, construction and land professionals with more than 5,000 members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patricia Byron has been appointed as the new director general of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). Byron, who is currently chief exec(...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield. Photograph: Frank Miller

College choices. Maybe you’re lucky and you’ve already got it all figured out. Or maybe you’re unlucky enough to think you have it all figured out.(...)

The fall in the number of students graduating from property-related college courses, combined with high levels of emigration in the sector during the downturn, has combined to create “the perfect storm”

The property industry is experiencing an “acute shortage” of qualified professionals to fill vacancies created as the sector recovers, the Society of(...)

Too many bricks in the wall: planning authorities have restrictions on the heights of walls and fences, although there are grounds for exemption.

QThis is a simple question, but one I’ve been unable to find clarification on. Planning regulations state that a wall or fence at the rear of a proper(...)

Negotiating compensation for pylons will involve taking advice from a valuer and a solicitor

Q I have recently bought a small cottage that I intend to renovate and rent out. It was previously lived in as the family home of the vendor. Do these(...)

Landlords must give written notice of rent increases, and the increases cannot be more than the prevailing rents at that time. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I have been living in a rented property for the last 12 months. My landlord recently informed me that he is considering increasing the (...)

 At the annual SCSI conference: Minister of State at the Department of Environment Paudie Coffey TD with left; Ciara Murphy, chief executive SCSI and Pauline Daly, president SCSI. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

The rental market and its many shortcomings has finally caught the attention of those best placed to rectify it. Last week the PRTB launched its exhau(...)