Westmeath property rental premiums continue to rise

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

An analysis of recent trends in the Irish residential property market at the end of Q3 of this year by the property website, Daft.ie, has noted that while rental inflation is now at a six year low, rents in County Westmeath are on average, 7.7 percent higher than at this time in 2018.

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IPAV calls for the tweaking of Central Bank rules

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Responding to the CSO Residential Property Price Index for September, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, said while a correction in Dublin prices has been underway following recent rapid rises properties in rural Ireland are still selling for less than the cost of building them.

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Modern dormer style property makes the ideal home

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Property: Caplahard, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 K060

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Large luxury property finished to a high standard

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Property: 8 Loch Luatha, Mount Temple, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 V883

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IPAV welcomes Help to Buy scheme extension

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, which called in its pre-Budget submission for the Help-to-Buy scheme to be extended for a further two years has welcomed the decision of the Minister for Finance to do so, saying the scheme is central to giving confidence to a market that it is “extraordinarily difficult for first-time buyers and for smaller builders/developers,as opposed to the few dominant strongly capital backed players.”

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Owners urged to inspect their rental properties as annual Fire Safety Week takes place

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA) is calling on all property owners to inspect their rental properties during Fire Safety Week which is presently ongoing.

Property owners should ensure that there is a fire blanket in the kitchen and that the fire alarms are in good working order. Remind tenants to test the fire alarms on a weekly basis, and check that there are no overloaded sockets. As part of that inspection they should be mindful of the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019. These are the minimum standards required to be adhered to by all rental properties. By inspecting properties frequently Landlords can ensure that their rental properties continue to comply with the regulations.

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Private landlords body issue strong post-Budget response

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The national representative body for private landlords, the Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA), has strongly criticised Budget 2020 for not addressing any of the serious issues which the association has repeatedly brought to the Government’s notice.

In a note to members prepared just after the details were announced, IPOA Chairman, Stephen Faughnan, said that the Budget “represented yet another series of missed opportunities to encourage private landlords who want to play their part”.

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Attractive and well maintained traditional Moate property

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

O’Roarke Bros. Auctioneers, Main Street, Moate, are pleased to present this traditional property to the market.

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Confidentiality a plus for families in numerous mortgage to rent cases

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

A fresh call was made in Athlone on Thursday last for Westmeath householders in serious mortgage arrears to engage with their lenders as there is now a fresh urgency to find solutions and leave families in their homes.

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Westmeath median property price increase largest recorded in country

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Property prices in Westmeath rose by €27,700 in the last year, according to the latest MyHome.ie Property Report in association with Davy.

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Need to house homeless families now most urgent

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

With 1,726 families in homeless accommodation, the need to urgently release up to 9,000 family homes which are locked out of the housing market as a result of the Fair Deal Nursing Home Scheme is paramount, according to Denis Naughten TD.

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Know Your Rights - Property Repair Work

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

I am unhappy with the repair work a builder has done to my house, he hasn’t fixed the issue and he refuses to put it right. Do I have any rights in this situation?

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