Inspex News and Blogs

Concrete Plans

The Irish residential housing market is currently characterised by demand far outstripping supply while the demand on the part of international capital for real estate...

Inspex Team Reappointed

Offaly County Council extends its official agreement with the Inspex team for the provision of housing inspections, IT and support services to ensure properties available...

Inspex Team Reappointed

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCOCO) extends its official agreement with the Inspex team for the provision of housing inspections and support services to ensure...

Fair Procedures

With significant public investment in the private rented sector (PRS), consistent application of housing standards and fair enforcement of the regulations are needed. Our local...

Built For Profit

Student Specific Accommodation (SSA) is housing built or designated for students.  This includes purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and accommodation that is let for the sole...

Fire Safety Week 2021

National Fire Safety Week 2021 is an initiative from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government designed to highlight fire safety particularly in homes....

RTB/ESRI Q2 2021 Rent Index

The RTB Q2 2021 Report produced by the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) tracks price developments in the...

No Place Like Home

Housing affordability is a controversial topic globally because people on average wages are priced out of the housing market, particularly as salary increases have failed...

No Quick Fix

Despite successive governments’ efforts to curb rising homelessness, affordability issues and housing inequity with multiple funding streams there is seemingly no quick fix. The urgency...

A New Level of Complexity

Given recent experience in Ireland, the construction sector must operate to the highest of standards and be accountable for its actions.  Regulation of the sector...

RTB/ESRI Q1 2021 Rent Index

The RTB/ESRI Q1 2021 Report produced by the Residential Tenancies Board and the Economic and Social Research Institute tracks price developments in the Irish rented...

The Wider Context

The more accurate information is at RTB tenancy registration, the more efficient the process is in the wider context of seeking to maintain the standard...

Rent Stabilisation Measures

Rent regulations take many forms, the most common of which are rules about how much landlords can increase rent or a cap on how much...

Equity Brings Conformity

There are those who say that change is the only certainty in life. Reflecting on the array of housing policies that have come and gone...

Virtual Consultation Service

From the comfort of your home or office, let's talk Some consider Ireland’s private rented sector as well-regulated and others as overly regulated. Whichever your opinion,...

Changing Dynamics

According to CSO, Ireland’s population is expected to grow by up to 600,000 in the next decade. With these numbers and current supply in the...

Where Are We Now?

The proliferation of the internet, the digital world or the parallel universe (as it is now becoming to be known) is self-evident when we consider...

Into the Unknown

Ireland had a target of around 35,000 new homes to be delivered in 2020, aiming for supply to catch up with steadily growing demand. With...

A Changing Landscape

There is a demonstrable link between population growth and housing demand with current estimates suggesting around 34,000 new dwellings are required each year until 2030...

Residential Tenancies Act 2020

The Covid-19 2020 Act was introduced on 27th March 2020 and banned all rent increases and tenancy terminations, with limited exceptions, during the Covid-19 emergency...

An Important Factor

The quality of rental accommodation is critical to the success and sustainability of the residential rental sector and rented properties should provide efficient, safe and...

Covid-19 Measures

In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic every business in Ireland responded to the significant challenges that Covid-19 caused.  A number of public health...

Striking A Balance

This emergency period has presented significant challenges that few could have imagined and its full impact on the rental sector has yet to be realised....

Containing the Impact

The speed with which the pandemic has struck left our policy makers with no option but to implement extraordinary legislative measures to somehow contain the...

Raising the Stakes

Although the right to housing in Ireland is neither constitutionally nor legislatively protected, we are, under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals committed to ensuring...

IRC Proactive Inspection

The 1951 Refugee Convention outlines the rights of people that are displaced, to seek asylum from persecution in other countries as well as the legal...

Inspex Team Appointed

South Dublin County Council appointed the Inspex team in 2019 for the provision of housing inspections and support services to ensure properties available for letting...