Network welcomes new report on Owners’ Management Companies

The new independent report launched today by Minister Eoghan Murphy, and commissioned by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing, is essential reading for all OMC directors, apartment owners, and residents.

The Network was very pleased to have been involved in facilitating the report research.

We look forward to implementation of the report recommendations in the terms outlined in Minister Murphy’s speech at the launch this morning.

A copy of the report is available on the Housing Agency’s website.

Update – Meeting of 21 May, etc.

Meeting of 21 May 2019
We are very grateful to Dublin Fire Brigade, and Eamon O’Boyle of Eamon O’Boyle & Associates for their fire safety presentations at our meeting of Tuesday, 21 May 2019.  A large attendance prompted an informative Q&A session, expanding on the presenters’ essential fire safety guidance for owners and OMC directors.  Slides from the session are now available on our Fire Safety page.

Thanks to all those who attended our AGM.  We intend in our activity and advocacy in the period ahead to take on board the suggestions raised.

Dáil debate on OMCs/MUDs
As discussed at our meeting, click here for an interesting recent Dáil debate on the OMC/MUD sector. Our advocacy work receives mention.  The debate refers to the provisions of the Property Services (Regulation) (Amendment) (Management Company Regulation) Bill 2018.  It is welcome to see these matters receive the attention of legislators.

Lending to OMCs
We are interested to have a sense of finance options available to owners’ management companies to meet capital expenditure works.  We would appreciate if you would take the time to email us, in confidence, to let us know-

  • If your OMC has borrowed funds from a financial institution?
  • If not, is your OMC interested in hearing about credit options available?

Next meeting
Our next meeting is expected to take place in September 2019.  In the meantime, please keep an eye Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Defects Redress Scheme – Petition

Have you signed our petition hosted on the Uplift campaign site- click here?

This calls on Government to implement the recommendations of the Oireachtas Housing Committee All-Party “Safe as Houses?” report, including a redress scheme for homes affected by fire and other life safety construction defects.

Presentations on defects were delivered to our open meeting of 25 September 2018.  More information, including slides, is available for download by clicking here.

Information and presentations on fire safety are available on our Fire Safety page.