Pat Davitt

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People should be able to build their own homes cheaper, IPAV says.

First time buyers should be able to buy sites at a reduced rate of stamp duty to allow them to build houses around the country more cheaply, according(...)

House prices across the Republic are still 21.1 per cent lower than their highest level in 2007.  Photograph: iStock

There was further misery for would-be home buyers on Wednesday morning with fresh data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showing that th(...)

Dunlin: more than 1,000 homes will lose gardens and parking places under plans to create 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes within a decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

Houses affected by the National Transport Authority’s plan to create 16 high-speed bus routes in Dublin could fall in value by a quarter, one property(...)

Daft.ie says the stock of homes on the Dublin rental market was likely to dip below 1,000 units by the end of this year, for the first time since 2001. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than half of the available rental properties in Dublin are being listed as short-term tourist lets, according to Daft.ie. The property website,(...)

The average rent in Dublin city was put at €1,511, while in the Greater Dublin Area  average rents were said to be €1,103. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The spiralling cost of renting a home in Dublin city has forced many people to look farther afield, with tightening supply leading to sharp increases(...)

Rates being applied to a property should reflect the income being achieved from it, Ipav says. Photograph: iStock

The aim of linking commercial rates to rent under a law introduced in 2015 has been unsuccessful and “is having a devastating impact on rural Ireland”(...)

Japanese knotweed: the invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Photograph: Barry Batchelor

The rampant spread of an invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Jap(...)

The Workplace Relations’ Commission  ordered an estate agent to pay the equivalent of two months’ rent to a  woman after telling her that the landlord was looking for a couple for the property. Photograph: Alan Betson

Landlords are often “blissfully unaware” of anti-discrimination legislation when it comes to renting property, it has been claimed. A letting agent (...)

CEO of the IPAV Pat Davitt said that not to show an apartment to someone because they are on rent allowance “is against the law”.

Focus Ireland has welcomed a ruling where an estate agent has been ordered to pay €1,500 to a man on rent allowance after he refused to allow the man (...)

While the recent easing of the Central Bank rules will assist first-time buyers, along with the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, they continue to entrap other buyers, many of whom are still mired in negative equity.

Pat Davitt, chief executive of IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers Fears of another property bubble are unfounded and misl(...)

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