Tall Apartment Buildings / Next Meeting

The Department of Housing has issued draft Guidlines for Planning Authorities in relation to Urban Development and Building Heights.

To frame our submission, we wish to hear the views of those of you with lived experience of tall/high rise apartment buidlings- blocks over six storeys/18 metres in height.

  • What are the main issues you encounter with living in taller buildings?
  • How is the running of the estate affected?
  • What impact, if any, is there on the work of your owners’ management company?

Please let us have your input by email to info@apartmentownersnetwork.org no later than 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018.

Next Meeting – Diary Date – 25 September
Our next public meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 25 September 2018 in Wood Quay, Dublin 8.  Further details to follow- please keep an eye on the website and social media.

Pre-Budget Submission – Media Coverage
Our pre-Budget submission to the Minister for Finance received coverage in the Sunday Business Post of 7 September 2018.

Budget 2019 Submission, Building Height Guidelines

Budget 2019 Submission

On 9 August 2018 we made our Budget 2019 Submission to the Minister for Finance.

Tax and other policy changes are put forward to support owners’ management companies, and best practices the multi-unit development sector.

The emphasis of the submission is on-

  • Sinking fund (building maintenance fund) underprovision
  • Requirement for improved annual management charges recovery
  • Building defects and fire safety measures

 

Public Consultation on DRAFT ‘Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities’

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr Eoghan Murphy, T.D., has published draft Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities for public consultation.

The Network plans to make a submission to the public consultation, in relation to how the draft Guidelines will affect the apartment sector.