Anyone can gift another person €3,000 per annum without tax being applicable

Q I’d like to give my daughter a leg up the property ladder. How much can I gift her as a deposit? A This is a very topical question especially(...)

Insulation can often help reduce noise levels from water tanks and pipework in the attic. The tank and pipework must also be adequately secured

Q A horrible noise can be heard around my home whenever the loft tank is refilling. The problem is particularly embarrassing whenever we have guest(...)

Oliver Callan, comedian and impressionist: on hand  to provide the laughs at the annual SCSI dinner

The improving fortunes of the property industry are not yet entirely evident, and it’s unlikely our skylines will be crammed with cranes again anytime(...)

Patrick’s Hill  in Cork: house price growth in the city has been gathering pace since the middle of last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The residential property market in Cork is likely to overtake the Dublin market this year. House price growth in Cork has been gathering pace since(...)

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(...)