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(...)

Sean Dunne: is a qualified quantity surveyor and worked in the field before moving into property developing

The irony cannot have been lost on some of the 360 people who attended this week’s Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland annual conference. Much of i(...)

Peter Collins, managing director of  Kennedy Wilson’s European business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Real estate fund Kennedy Wilson is still actively looking for property deals in the Irish market but the managing director of its European business s(...)

The SCSI is calling for a “built to rent” scheme Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Property professionals are calling on the Government and developers to collaborate on schemes to boost the supply of rental accommodation.The Society (...)

International estate agent, Savills, has appointed Roland O’Connell as new chairman of its Irish operations. O’Connell who has been with Savills for 3(...)

DNG says it will shortly launch 20 new three- and four-bed houses in Beech Park in Leixlip

A report published this week suggests there will be demand for at least 35,000 homes in Dublin over the next five years, while planning permission ha(...)