If estate agents cannot be relied on to get their house in order, then the government needs to do it for them

A couple of months ago I was driving home from a visit to a property I was buying, via one of the more verdant roads in Rathgar.

3rd May, 2008

A couple of months ago I was driving home from a visit to a property I was buying, via one of the more verdant roads in Rathgar.

A group of men dressed in reflective gear were milling around outside what an estate agent would call a substantial redbrick period home. In fact, an estate agent probably had - there was a ‘For Auction’ sign overhead. As the lights changed and the line of traffic moved...

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