New restrictions on retail centres on the outskirts of towns of populations of under 10,000, rural broadband, and new efforts to get the attention of central and local government will be required to fight against the decline of regional main streets across the country, say surveyors.
The Government “is continually grappling with the effects of the housing shortage, not the cause,” says the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, in response to Housing Minister’s Simon Coveney’s proposal on rent freezes and caps, in Dublin and Cork.
Supply constraints will send the cost of renting offices in Dublin soaring again this year and could likely take the shine off the capital as a leading destination for service and internet firms, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has said.
No rent controls, a reduction in Vat on new homes, tax breaks for landlords and an apprenticeship scheme for construction workers are among a list of demands for the Government unveiled by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland yesterday.
IRISH house prices are climbing faster than any elsewhere in the European Union so it can only be a matter of time before someone who should know a lot better suggests that we should not fret “because this time it’s different”.