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

Surveyors’ body calls for fund to deal with defective apartment schemes
Longboat Quay: the apartment development’s defects cost €3.1 million to repair

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

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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