Friday November 22, 2019

Surveyors’ body calls for fund to deal with defective apartment schemes

Call made to housing minister following a number of recent high-profile cases concerning building defects

2nd April, 2017

Longboat Quay: the apartment development’s defects cost €3.1 million to repair

An emergency government fund to tackle the most urgent defects in apartment buildings as well as a loan scheme to assist with repair work on other buildings has been called for by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

The emergency fund would be directed at those buildings where there is a potential risk to life as identified by notification of fire to occupants; the risk of fire spread from apartment to apartment; and the...

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