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New Loft Conversion Guidelines Published

The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage published new loft conversion guidelines document. This document highlights the principal issues (including fire safety) that need to be addressed when converting an attic / loft roof space in an existing dwelling house.

Read the full details at Gov.ie

If it’s a Structural Survey Report (Building Survey Report, House Survey Report, Home Survey  Report, Property Survey Report, Condition Survey, Commercial Survey or Land Survey, ABL Surveyors are a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors with vast experience who will provide a professional, cost effective and efficient service to all our clients. Each inspection is carried out by a Chartered Building Surveyor (Building Surveyor, Home Surveyor, House Surveyor, Property Surveyor, or Land Surveyor) who has vast experience in their relevant field of Surveying.

We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Apartment & Duplex Building Defects Survey Launched

A series of online surveys are being launched by the Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing. The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, established the group to examine defects in housing.

The Working Group will use the survey responses to inform its report on the nature, scale and difficulties arising from discovery of such defects. It will also provide information on the costs and levies associated with remediating defects.

he Programme for Government sets out a number of commitments in respect of the important policy area addressing building defects. It commits to an examination of defects in housing, having regard to the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing’s report, “Safe as Houses ?” . Housing for All, the Government’s national plan on housing to 2030, reiterates this commitment.

In this context, the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, has established a Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing.

Read the full details in the Gov.ie

If it’s a Structural Survey Report (Building Survey Report, House Survey Report, Home Survey  Report, Property Survey Report, Condition Survey, Commercial Survey or Land Survey, ABL Surveyors are a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors with vast experience who will provide a professional, cost effective and efficient service to all our clients. Each inspection is carried out by a Chartered Building Surveyor (Building Surveyor, Home Surveyor, House Surveyor, Property Surveyor, or Land Surveyor) who has vast experience in their relevant field of Surveying.

We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

ABL Surveyors are a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and holds full professional indemnity insurance cover.

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House prices growing twice as fast outside cities in Covid exodus

Workers are still looking to move away from the cities despite the easing of Covid restrictions and the return of office life.

The trend of home buyers moving to rural locations, that began in lockdown, is now snowballing rather than slackening off.


Read the full details in the Irish Independent

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

ABL Surveyors are a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and holds full professional indemnity insurance cover.

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Covid-19 and housing crisis drive demand for better rental properties

At a time when housing market concerns are top of the agenda, the findings of Knight Frank Ireland’s research into the preferences of the occupiers of rental accommodation give some interesting insights into both renter preferences and to the evolving requirements facing the development sector.

Investor demand for assets in the private residential sector gathered more momentum in 2021, making up 50 per cent of total investor spend in the second quarter. The demographics and the economic profile of Ireland indicate that demand for residential assets is set to remain competitive, making the preferences of the end users critical when making investment decisions.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Irish house prices forecast to rise by 4% as supply struggles to meet demand

Irish residential property prices, which remained resilient during the Covid-19 shock last year, are set to rise by an average of 4 per cent in 2021 as supply shortages continue to prop up valuations, according to a survey of chartered surveyors.

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) found that two-thirds of 250 chartered agents surveyed in December expect property prices to increase this year, ranging from a 3 per cent advance in Dublin to 6 per cent growth across Connacht and Ulster.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Covid-19 crisis likely to make home-buying more exclusive

The Covid-19 crisis has made home-ownership more of a priority for some people but financially more difficult for others, a survey by KBC Bank Ireland has indicated.

As part of its November consumer sentiment survey, the lender asked a number of supplementary questions regarding the impact of Covid-19 on housing demand.

More than a fifth of people (21 per cent) said the pandemic had increased the importance of living space for them, as opposed to 14 per cent who said it had not. The remainder were unchanged or did not know.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Rents edge up in June as house prices fall

Renting a home continued to cost more in June while house prices declined despite a substantial increase in activity in the property market last month, according to a report from property website Daft.ie.

Rents rose just 0.2 per cent in the 12 months to June with the average monthly listed rent now €1,402.

The price of homes to buy was 3.3 per cent lower in June than the same month a year ago, a reversal from a marginal gain in May. The average listed sale price across the State is €253,868.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

ABL Surveyors are a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and holds full professional indemnity insurance cover.

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Why we keep making the same mistakes over housing

There is nothing new under the sun and this applies as much to the Irish housing market as anything else. The truly alarming thing about the current housing crisis is that it is really just a rerun of the crisis the preceded the housing crash.

This relationship goes back decades, to the massive surge in house building that followed the economic turnaround in the 1960s and 1970s brought about by Sean Lemass’s economic policies.

Successful housebuilding then, as now, required one thing above all else: rising house prices. This is best achieved by controlling supply. And the best way for housebuilders to do this is by controlling the market for building land as well as influencing government policy towards land use. Manipulating the planning process also helps. All of the above have been features of the Irish house building industry for decades.

Read the full details in the Irish Times 

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Chartered Surveyors say Help to Buy Scheme grant will have little impact on housing crisis

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has said the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme announced in Budget 2017 will have very little impact on the housing crisis because supply is the problem, not demand.

Claire Solon, the President of the SCSI said the Government should have focused on supply measures as they would have a much greater impact on the crisis, help stabilise house prices and offer a better return to the taxpayer.

“In our view, the Government should have been focussing on initiatives to make development viable, like reducing VAT on affordable housing, making public land available for affordable housing schemes and providing finance to help kick-start building on sites around the country, with all the employment and tax benefits that this would bring.”

Read the full details in the SCSI

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

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Census 2016: Number of vacant houses ‘scandalous’

There are almost 260,000 vacant homes across the country, preliminary figures from the latest census show, prompting campaigners and housing experts to call for urgent action to address the State’s “dysfunctional” housing system.

The census found there are almost 260,000 vacant homes in the State – 61,204 of which are vacant holiday homes – at a time when homeless families are having to be accommodated in hotel and B&B type accommodation.

Read the full details in the Irish Times

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We have offices in Navan, Dundalk and Dublin and also cover the surrounding counties and will travel nationwide if required.

ABL Surveyors are a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and holds full professional indemnity insurance cover.

In the event that you require any of these services, ABL Surveyors are the right choice for you so please contact us for a quote