Monthly Archives: December 2018

Make houses cheaper: Government urged to reduce rate of VAT on new houses

The continuation of the Central Bank’s restrictions on mortgage borrowing means the Government needs to reduce the rate of VAT on new houses to deliver increased supply of housing, particularly apartments, according to Property Industry Ireland (PII), the representative body for the … Continue reading

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The way we buy and sell houses is about to change

From January 1st, 2019, the buying and selling of houses and other real estate will move to a pre-contract investigation of title (PCIT) system. This will mean that all sellers, through their solicitor, will need to produce title packs pre-contract. … Continue reading

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‘Fast-track’ flats won’t be finished until late next year

A thousand so-called ‘fast-track’ apartments announced almost six months ago will not be built until late 2019 or even 2020. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed plans to use factory-built apartments at various sites in Dublin and other towns following a housing … Continue reading

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