Policy

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2015 Pre-Budget submission

The pre-Budget submission has set out some measures to deliver a vibrant and sustainable property and construction industry.  Some of the key recommendations include reduce VAT on new home construction from 13.5% to 5% for 2 years and setting the Public Capital Programme to  at 5% of GDP (6.1% of GNP) to 2020.

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Submission on the Agri-Taxation Review

This submission incorporates the views of Chartered Surveyors who are operating in the Agricultural Sector. The Rural Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland is made up of members who, as well as being in general practice, have both an active and professional interest in valuing, managing selling and letting both agricultural land and forestry.

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Custodial Deposit Protection Scheme (CDPS) Submission

The MediKids, whose members include licensed property managers and letting agents, have outlined some considerations and recommendations in this document in relation to the practical operation of such a scheme in Ireland. As highlighted in an earlier submission, the MediKids believes that any introduction of a Deposit Protection Scheme must be carefully considered.

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Submission to the Pyrites Panel Group

MediKids members have a wide range of professional experience and training in quantity and building surveying, as well as Geomatics and mineral surveying, and the valuation and conveyancing of residential and commercial property. This gives chartered surveyors a unique insight into the pyrites issue in Irish buildings

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Building Control Amendment Regulations

The MediKids recognises the need for reform of the building control system given the failures demonstrated in the system as it currently stands. However, it seems extraordinary that the proposed Code of Practice to accompany the legislation and which will assist interpretation is not available as this is seen as a critical element in relation to the workability of the proposed system.

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Submission to the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

The supply shortage of housing in Dublin and other urban areas is a key concern. Approximately 89,000 units were built in 2006 and just 8,301 in 2013. In Dublin price inflation is at 22% year on year which is clearly unsustainable. We have set out a series of recommendations which we believe will help improve the supply of property and support the development of a more sustainable and normally functioning property market.