Housing from a legal perspective

Any changes in policy must be accompanied by considered measures, write Michael Walsh and Neil Dunne of law firm ByrneWallace

26th November, 2017

While our policy-makers must move with urgency, there is concern that measures not fully thought through can produce over-correction, knee-jerk reactions and unintended consequences. With long lead-in periods in planning permission terms alone, starting a development is not like turning on a tap.

Taking the number of electrical connections as a barometer, the market is responding well to the demand, with year-on-year connections up more than 20 per cent. But as social needs are not...

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