We presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing Planning and Local Government on Thursday 19 April 2018.
Our Written Statement is available at the link below.
AON JOCHPLG Statement 2018-04-19
We wish to thank the Committee for the invitation to attend and we look forward to engaging with them in future.
At our recent meeting in June reference was made to Adele McKeown and a Thesis she undertook on Service Charge collection in Multi Unit Developments. Adele also made a presentation to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) recently on the issue of OMC Service Charges collection.
Adele has kindly made her Thesis and SCSI presentation materials available for the information of all involved with AON. They can be found at the links below.
A McKeown Service Charge Collection MUDs FULL THESIS
A McKeown SCSI Presentation 02.06.17
Published on: Mar 14, 2013
The phrase equitable receiver is one that we’ve mentions a few times when we’ve discussed debt collection. It is a way for management companies to get the rent being paid by tenants to landlords who have large amounts of service charges outstanding. The company ask the court to appoint them as equitable receivers which means the rent is paid to the management company instead of the owner.
This process made the news today when Waterside OMC followed this process and were appointed as receivers to the five apartments owned by Brendan Kelly over a debt of almost €30,000.
However the owner is claiming in a appeal to the High Court that this is unfair because he is unable to use the rent to pay the mortgage on the properties. You can read (a little) more about it on the Independent website .