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Landlords Warned to get Tax Affairs in Order

Landlords Warned to get Tax Affairs in Order

Landlords Warned to get their tax affairs in order It seems buy-to-let investors and landlords are not having an easy time of it lately. With falling rents, longer vacancy periods, reductions in mortgage interest relief, rising mortgage rates and recent tax changes in the budget it can’t be an overly profitable business at the moment. Not only that but Revenue Commissioners have now been …

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UK Reveal Estate Agent Blacklist

UK Reveal Estate Agent Blacklist

Estate Agent Signs

The Office of Fair Trading in the UK has named and shamed Estate Agents there who have committed offences and not kept inline with Estate Agent practice.

The blacklist / register allows consumers in the UK to view and search online which agents are on the list and which ones the Office of Fair Trading has taken action against.

The Office of Fair Trading in …

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UK commercial property values drop 43.6%

UK commercial property values drop 43.6%

UK Commercial Property Market Wilts It was only last week that both the UK Nationwide Building Society and Halifax were pointing to possible green shoots in the UK residential property market. While this maybe true, it certainly isn’t the same story for their commercial property market. According to a new report released by the IPD, a London based research company, from June 2008 to …

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Shortlist for Irish Architectural Award Announced

Shortlist for Irish Architectural Award Announced

The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield - Dta Architects

Today the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) announced the shortlist of Architects who will be competing for an Irish Architectural Award next Monday night June 22nd at Farmleigh House.

Out of a total of 223 projects that were submitted for an Irish Architectural Award this year only 35 made the final line up. The 35 shortlisted architects …

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Huge Interest in Home Energy Saving Scheme

Huge Interest in Home Energy Saving Scheme

Wall of insulation €16 million euro has been forked out so far to Irish home owners who have availed of the Home Energy Saving Scheme. Launched back in February of this year, less then 4 months ago, over 12,000 homes up and down the country have already received insulation grants under the scheme.

The Home Energy Saving Scheme is aimed at private middle income homes …

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Energy Efficient Apartments Slash Prices by 30%

Energy Efficient Apartments Slash Prices by 30%

Watermint Apartments in Cabinteely The 3 remaining Watermint apartments up for sale in Cabinteely have had their prices cut by up to 30%. Dubbed ‘extremely energy efficient’ the apartments boast:

  • A1 Energy rating – the first apartment scheme to achieve the much coveted A1 status
  • Photo-Voltaic Solar Panels
  • Wood Pellet Boilers
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • LED Lighting
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • The list goes on!

The 3 reduced apartments up for grabs include: …

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House of Ryanair Founder to go on the Market

House of Ryanair Founder to go on the Market

Ryanair Property news in the papers today reports that although no firm decision has been made speculation is growing that the family of the late Dr.Tony Ryan are preparing to sell his 600-acre Lyons Estate near Cellbridge in Co. Kildare.

At the height of the property boom the house was valued at over €100million! But today’s price tag ‘guestimation’ of the property has been set …

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Owners of Turkish Property Face Fines

Owners of Turkish Property Face Fines

Istanbul Turkey Figures released from Turkey’s Ministry of Public Words and Settlement shows that about 65% of buildings in the country do not comply with its zoning laws. In a bid to clamp down on properties without title deeds in Turkey, the government there threatened to fine foreign property owners with incomplete deeds 10,000 Turkish lira (or €4,617).

It was feared that homeowners of holiday villas …

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Green Shoots for UK Property Market?

Green Shoots for UK Property Market?

Property Price in the UK Rise Last week Nationwide Building Society in the UK reported that house prices rose by 1.2% in May sparking rumours the end maybe in sight to the property market doom and gloom.

Despite warnings by Nationwide that any recovery from the current depression that we are in would be a gradual slow change (if any!), a UK house price index report released …

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