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Property Guidance

Sample LPT Valuation Report

This Sample Report has been prepared to provide assistance and structure to practitioners in relation to valuing property for the Local Property Tax . . .

Valuer Registration FAQs Document

In a Valuer Registration CPD, Paddy Darmody provides a brief overview of Red Book and Valuer Registrations, outlined recent changes in the approach to monitoring (Member Support Visits) and noted common areas of non-compliance found during visits. Click here to watch cpd. To provide further support following the Q&A time from the event, we've pulled […]

Part V Negotiations

The objective of this Part V Information Paper is to highlight to members from the property, land or construction sector, the process for calculating the Part V component in new home development. Part V computation is a complex arrangement and one that requires expert involvement to ensure a fair outcome . . .

List of CPO Experts

Contact list of active CPO experts in Ireland

Press Release: SCSI Residential Property Market Monitor June 2022

The Key Findings: Estate agents expect national property prices to increase by an average of 3% over the next 3 months  Agents expect the rate of increase to moderate over the next 12 months after an initial post pandemic surge and are forecasting an annual increase of 4% The report includes affordability scenarios for Cork [...]

Residential Property Market Monitor – June 2022

Access the latest property predictions from agents all across Ireland in the SCSI's latest residential property market monitor.

How to manage increasing Professional Indemnity Insurance Costs?

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SCSI Guide to Acting as an Expert Witness

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Sustainable Development in the Surveying Profession

In 2021, the SCSI commissioned an independent research report from Dr Róisín Murphy to explore how well sustainability is embedded at all levels in the property, land and construction disciplines, ranging from third-level course content to professional practice and supports to members and firms from the SCSI. Read the report to access the latest findings […]

5 things I’ve learned from being part of Elevate

Amandy Jap Mentee on the 2021 Elevate Programme  Graduate Cost Consultant, Mitchell McDermott The SCSI Women in Surveying Mentorship Program not only helped me meet many other women in my profession, but also connected me with my mentor, and also broaden my knowledge. Here are the 10 things I learned while participating in this program:: [...]

How ‘Elevate’ helped me with my present & future career goals

Brigid Ryan Mentee on the 2021 Elevate Programme  Development Planner, Cannon Kirk I was pleased to participate in the Leadership, Development & Mentoring For Women In Surveying programme which ran from April to December 2021. The programme focused on three areas: Mentoring My Mentor was Claire Solon, Managing Director at Greystar. Claire made me feel [...]

Letters of Engagement & being paid for your time

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Team Motivation & Leadership

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Social Housing PPPs – a proven new method of delivering social housing

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12 Steps to Start your journey to Sustainable Business Practice

Krystyna Rawicz FSCSI FRICS Chartered Building Surveyor Managing Director at KRA Visionary Project Partners Today we have access to a wealth of information on the need for sustainability in our businesses, along with endless suggestions on how we can do this. While this information is incredibly helpful, it can also feel overwhelming for business owners [...]

New National Retrofit Plan

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How we’re Implementing Surveyors Declare at Cushman & Wakefield Ireland

John Shannon MSCSI MRICS  Associate Director at Cushman& Wakefield Ireland  In 2021, Cushman & Wakefield Ireland signed up to Surveyors Declare and since then we have used the declaration as a framework to assist us in becoming a more ethical and sustainable business. We have reviewed our business and operations and have implemented a number [...]

Key to bringing sustainability in your workplace: Focus on what you can control and invest in relationships

Aishling O' Hanlon MSCSI MRICS  Senior International Real Estate Transaction Analyst EMEA/APAC at Indeed.com Sustainability Goals With the significance of the built environment effects on climate change, it has been incredibly rewarding to work for a company that has taken steps and set clear sustainability goals. Having achieved ambitious targets to be carbon neutral across [...]

Upholding Standards: Professionalism as a moderator when valuers make professional judgements

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Complete the 2021 Agricultural Land Survey

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SCSI Annual Residential Property Review & Outlook 2022 – Press Release

SCSI members expect residential property prices to increase by 5% in 2022 The main findings: 9 out of 10 SCSI estate agents expect property prices to increase in next 12 months Median increase expected to be 5% nationally rising to 7% in Connacht/Ulster Agents say price expectations are underpinned by low levels of new housing supply, pent up [...]

Building momentum for Ireland’s home hunters

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Preparing for RICS Red Book Changes Effective from January 31st

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Residential Property Market Review & Outlook 2022

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8 Tips for keeping up with rental legislation for property managers

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Chartered surveyors welcome extension of Local Property Tax deadline to Wednesday 10th Nov

Chartered surveyors welcome extension of Local Property Tax deadline to Wednesday 10th Nov “A lot of homeowners were leaving it until the last minute and this was leading to a lot of anxiety. Our advice is to do it properly and to do it asap.” SCSI Ten Tips for homeowners making an LPT valuation   [...]

Local Property Tax Tool

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As Local Property Tax deadline looms, SCSI says members are seeing increased demand for valuations, especially in Dublin

As Local Property Tax deadline looms, SCSI says members are seeing increased demand for valuations, especially in Dublin Homeowners urged not to store up problems for the future – “Use the available tools and if still in doubt call a professional” SCSI Ten Tips for homeowners making a valuation   Mon 25th Oct 2021: With [...]

SCSI Affordable Housing Policy Position

Click here to read the SCSI’s policy position on Affordable Housing and the ‘Use it or Lose it’ Bill.

Sample LPT Valuation Report

This Sample Report has been prepared to provide assistance and structure to practitioners in relation to valuing property for the Local Property Tax . . .

SCSI Guidance on Local Property Tax Valuer Reports 2021

This Guidance Note has been prepared to provide advice to practitioners in relation to valuing property for the Local Property Tax as valuation for this type of service falls outside of the RICS Valuation Standards (Red Book . . .

International Valuation Standards (IVS)

The latest version of International Valuation Standards which was published on 31 July 2021 with an effective date of 31 January 2022.  The IVSC permits early adoption from the date of publication.

Joint Sector Protocol for Property Services Providers – Sept 2021

With the country moving to further ease of Covid 19 restrictions and in line with this, the Joint Sector Protocol for Property Service Providers including Valuers, is now amended to reflect the easing of restrictions. The main changes to the updated Protocol document include: Limits on the number of people within the viewing party attending […]

Valuer Registration FAQs Document

In a Valuer Registration CPD, Paddy Darmody provides a brief overview of Red Book and Valuer Registrations, outlined recent changes in the approach to monitoring (Member Support Visits) and noted common areas of non-compliance found during visits. Click here to watch cpd. To provide further support following the Q&A time from the event, we’ve pulled […]

SCSI Complaints Handling Procedure Letter

Sample Complaints Handling Procedure Letter

Professional Guidance Directory – Property, Land & Construction

SCSI Guidance Note index for Property, Land and Construction Surveying Professions.

Valuation Considerations for the Valuation of Commercial Assets in the Context of Sustainability

The role of the valuer is to consider all factors relevant to value. The aim of this document is to support valuation surveyors for the inspection, valuation and assessment of assets in the context of the environmental and sustainability considerations that need to be addressed in reaching a final opinion on the valuation of a […]

Part V Negotiations

The objective of this Part V Information Paper is to highlight to members from the property, land or construction sector, the process for calculating the Part V component in new home development. Part V computation is a complex arrangement and one that requires expert involvement to ensure a fair outcome . . .

Ireland Commercial Property Monitor – Q1 2021 – SCSI RICS

The Q1 2021 Ireland Commercial Property Monitor results continue to signal polarised trends at the sector level. While trends across industrials continue to strengthen, feedback remains downbeat for offices and retail.

SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review & Outlook 2021

We are delighted to publish the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook 2021. This joint publication is our eighth annual report reviewing economic activity in the farming sector and activity in associated agricultural land sales and rental markets. Our report provides an outlook for 2021, with a selection of [...]

Valuation Model Instruction Sample

Real Cost of New Apartment Delivery Report

The SCSI Cost of Apartment Delivery Report provides current figures on the costs of delivering various categories of apartments to market.  The report features a breakdown of costs, affordability and viability analyses and recommendations for the future. Read the latest report.

Residential Property Review & Outlook 2021

Read the full report for an overview of the 2020 property market and outlook for 2021 as provided by chartered estate agents.

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Annual Residential Property Review & Outlook 2021

Despite Covid-19, chartered agents expect residential property prices to increase by average of 4% in 2021 The main findings: - 2 out of 3 chartered agents expect property prices to increase in next 12 months - Price increases are forecast to range from 3% in Dublin to 6% in Connacht Ulster - SCSI agents say [...]

SCSI Annual Residential Market Report Review & Outlook 2019 | Dublin

  The Irish economy continued to grow strongly in 2018. Most of the key economic indicators which impact the residential housing market point to continued positive performance in the sector. There are clear challenges in 2019 and, apart from obvious ones like Brexit, the threat of higher interest rates increasing mortgage payments and general affordability […]

Fire Safety for Owners’ Management Companies

What you need to know to meet your responsibilities as a director in respect of Fire regulations

List of Ratings Consultants

A handy contact list of active ratings consultants in Ireland

Compulsory Purchase Order Panel of Experts

A handy resource for experts in the field of Compulsory Purchase Orders

A Pre-Sale Checklist for Residential Property

A useful guide for sellers of property, so that they can make the necessary enquires, pre-sale.

SCSI Guide to RedBook

A guide for those looking for valuation advice – What is RedBook, why demand International Valuation Standards and what type of surveyors provide this service.

Brexit & Ireland’s Housing Challenge: Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Professionals operating in the property, construction and land sectors have found the British withdrawal from the European Union challenging to anticipate the different scenarios and their impact on the demand and supply of property as well on the regulatory regimes and skills pipeline which these sectors depend.

Submission to the Review Group on the Administration of Civil Justice

A joint submission from the SCSI and the Apartment Owners Network in respect of the Review of the Administration of Civil Justice in respect of Multiunit Developments

A Short Guide to Security Deposits for Residential Tenancies

This document provides clear guidance for both tenants and landlords and answers all common questions regarding security deposits. Topics covered include: paying a security deposit, reasons why a security deposit may be withheld and what to do if a security deposit is not returned.

Vacant Refurbishment Bill 2017

Our views on the proposed Vacant Housing Refurbishment Bill 2017 to introduce a Fast track approval process for bringing existing units back into habitable use.

pre-Budget submission 2018

SCSI set out a number of priority recommendations for the property, land and construction industry ahead of Budget 2018

Vehicle Clamping submission

SCSI sets out recommendations to be considered for the Vehicle Clamping legisation.

Submission to Indecon Re: Help to Buy

Closing the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme less than a year into its creation could cause more harm than the savings gained was the core message of the SCSI’s submission to the Department of Finance’s review of the scheme.

A Clear Impartial Guide to Letting

This client guide is for landlords considering procuring the services of a residential agent to let their residential rental property.

The Potential of Taxation Measures to Encourage Development of Zoned and Serviced Land

The SCSI Valuation and Planning & Development professional groups have published a submission to the Department of Finance in relation to its consultation on proposed taxation measures on zoned and serviced land.

Tenant’s Guide to Renting

This consumer guide is for tenants and provides useful tips and advice in relation to rented property, highlighting statutory requirements and how to avoid any disputes.

Review of the Operation of the Local Property Tax (LPT) Submission

Following on from a meeting between the SCSI and the Department of Finance regarding the review of the operation of the Local Property Tax recently announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, the SCSI has published a submission incorporating the views of members from a recent member survey and the valuation and residential professional groups

Business Leasing Code

This code has been produced with the aim of promoting fairness in commercial leases while also recognising the need to increase awareness of property issues, especially among small businesses, ensuring that occupiers of business premises have a good understanding of the leasing process.

Central Bank Macro-Prudential Policy Proposals Submission

SCSI commissioned a RED C poll of prospective purchasers to offer recommendations in relation to the Central Bank Macro Prudential Policy Proposals. Download the PDF to view the poll results and read the SCSI’s recommendations.

A Clear Guide to Compulsory Purchase Orders and Compensation

    The purpose of this client guide is to give a brief overview of the issues relating to Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) for anyone affected by the CPO process. We hope this leaflet will assist you in understanding some of the issues in this very complex area.

Delivering Houses: a ten step strategy to address the housing supply shortage

The SCSI believes that a properly functioning housing market is an essential component of sustaining economic competitiveness and productivity. This report sets out a ten-step strategy to address the housing supply shortage

A Guide to the Residential Surveyor

Buying, selling or letting a property? Read this short introduction to the services provided by residential agency surveyors. Residential agency surveyors sell and let residential property and provide a range of property-related services.

Chartered Surveyors & Property Managers of Multi-Unit Developments

The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) requires that all Property Service Providers (PSP) are licensed. Under Part D of the licence, the Property Manager is entitled to provide Multi-Unit Developments with Property Management and related Services.

A Clear Guide to Selling a Home

The process involved in selling a home can be quite onerous for most people, even in a buoyant market. To help in this process, the SCSI have produced this clear and impartial guide to assist homeowners at all stages in the process.

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Commercial Service Charge Code

This professional statement sets out best practice in the management and administration of service charges in commercial property and provides mandatory obligations that SCSI members and regulated firms engaged in this area must comply with. This professional statement is effective for all service charge periods commencing from 1 April 2020 and supersedes the SCSI code […]

Red Book pre-audit checklist

Are you preparing for a Red Book audit?  This checklist will help those who are looking to improve the delivery of Red Book valuation products to clients

A Consumer Guide to Residential Surveys

A recent SCSI poll revealed 1 in 5 buyers didn’t commission a survey in advance of purchasing a home and incurred additional expense afterwards as a result. This document provides an overview of the various types of building surveys available.

Property and Land Boundaries: Checklist for Purchasers

Property ownership and rights of use are basic attributes of land and buildings. It can be surprising the amount of issues that can arise in terms of easements, including rights of ways and way leaves,and also incorrect deed maps or mis-placed boundary fences, to name but a few.

A Guide to Home Rennovation Incentive (HRI)

The purpose of the Guide is to provide homeowners with comprehensive information on the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme arising from Budget 2014. It includes a step-by-step guide for homeowners undertaking home improvements and extensions. It also features a number of case studies, which include guide costs on the savings arising from the HRI scheme.

A Clear Impartial Guide to Boundary Disputes

Chartered Surveyors specialising in boundaries are professional advisors with relevant knowledge of both property issues and the law. They will look at the problem, prepare any technical data that may help solve the dispute at an early stage and, if necessary, provide a court with the appropriate advice and information needed to make a judgement.

SCSI Terms of Engagement Cover Letter

Sample Terms of Engagement Cover Letter

A Guide to Fixed Charge Receiverships

Financial institutions are increasingly seeing the benefit of turning to property professionals in relation to Fixed Charge Receiverships. By directly appointing Chartered Surveyors as Fixed Charge Receivers, as is common practice in the UK, they gain access to professional experience in dealing with the various issues that may act as a barrier to sale.

Valuation Report

Sample valuation report for Red Book

Valuation Report Letter

Sample valuation report letter for Red Book

Valuation Model Instruction

Sample model instruction

Sample Red Book Terms of Engagement

Sample Red Book terms of engagement to assist with compliance for Red Book Professionals.

Valuation Instruction Sheet

Sample valuation instruction sheet

Private Rented Sector Code of Practice

The SCSI Private Rented Sector Code of Practice is a guidance note for members and covers the renting and subsequent property management of residential property on behalf of landlords.

A Guide to Taxation for the Auctioneers and Land Agents

This Information Paper is a second edition and has been updated following recent changes to agri taxation measures in Budget 2015. The IP intends to offer the rural surveyor clarity surrounding the complex area of taxation whilst providing all relevant taxation information together in the one document

Surveys of Residential Property

Produced by the SCSI Building Surveying Professional Group Committee, this guidance has been developed to provide a defined structure to building inspections and reporting of information to clients. Given the complexities of different property categories requiring different types of reporting, this guidance note offers surveyors useful information to provide appropriate recommendations to their clients.

Knotweed and Residential Property

This information paper aims to inform members regarding the problems associated with Knotweeds. These plants are problematic because tiny fragments of their roots and shoots (rhizome) can produce viable plants and thus cause damage to buildings.

Illegal Use of Industrial Premises as Grow Houses

This Guidance Note has been prepared to provide information and advice to  practitioners on the methods adopted by criminals to successfully secure the lease tenure of accommodation

Measuring Practice: Guidance Notes

The code applies to all areas of property agency, marketing, rating, valuations and rent reviews. In addition, all references to floor areas should be accompanied by a reference to the measurement code adopted. Any deviation from the Code should be highlighted in any correspondence or material produced. The National Building Elements should be referred to […]

Residential Markets Report: Special Covid-19 Edition

New SCSI Special Covid-19 Residential Report provides key insights into the state of residential property markets.

SCSI/RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor Report – Q2 2016

Momentum now easing in a number of key markets

Property Services Providers Guidance to implementing Plan for Living with Covid 19

Read the latest guidance for Property professionals in response to the Living with Covid-19 Plan

SCSI PwC Construction Monitor 2020

Surveyors warn of challenging outlook for construction sector, but opportunities exist, SCSI / PwC Construction Market Monitor 2020

Annual Residential Property Report 2020

Our latest Residential and Rental market forecast

Annual Commercial Property Review & Outlook 2020

Our latest commercial property review and 2020 outlook. Insights into key commercial sectors such as industrial, office, retail, development land and investments covering 2020 forecasts

Professional guidance – Valuing residential investment property

This guidance note addresses the valuation of assets, commonly described as build-to-rent. Our guidance is directed to the valuation of completed assets – whether restricted to renting or not – rather than those under development. It addresses the valuation of residential investments that include Multi-family, the private rented sector (PRS) and build to rent (BTR […]

Policy Options for Supporting the Provision of Housing at Affordable Prices

This report calls for the establishment of a new National Housing Authority to implement, direct and co-ordinate housing policy and strategy.

SCSI Residential Property Report 2019 Munster

The Irish economy continued to grow strongly in 2018. Most of the key economic indicators which impact the residential housing market point to continued positive performance in the sector. There are clear challenges in 2019 and, apart from obvious ones like Brexit, the threat of higher interest rates, increasing mortgage payments and general affordability may […]

SCSI Residential Property Report 2019 Connaught Ulster

The Irish economy continued to grow strongly in 2018. Most of the key economic indicators which impact the residential housing market point to continued positive performance in the sector. There are clear challenges in 2019 and, apart from obvious ones like Brexit, the threat of higher interest rates, increasing mortgage payments and general affordability may […]

SCSI Annual Residential Market Report Leinster

I am delighted to launch our 36th Annual Residential Property Review & Outlook Report, compiled on the expertise of our auctioneering & estate agency members across the country. 2018 was a busy year for many, although not evenly experienced across the regions and we are encouraged to hear from members that activity has and is […]

Red book Terms of Engagement and Valuation Report Suite

Guidance on Use, 2021

SCSI Red Book Terms of Engagement Letter

Introduction to the suite of templates and guidance on their use.

SCSI/CBI Housing Market Report

The latest SCSI/CBoI quarterly house price expectation Report is now published for Q2 2019. In general, median expected house price changes remain positive, but are lower across all time horizons.

Submission: Anti-Evictions Bill & Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018

Our views and concerns regarding the proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and proposed measures to be introduced via the Anti-Evictions Bill

RICS Valuation – Global Standards 2017: Republic of Ireland national supplement 2019

This Republic of Ireland national supplement sets out specific guidance on the application of the RICS Valuation – Global Standards 2017 to residential property mortgage valuations undertaken subject to the Republic of Ireland jurisdiction. It has been jointly prepared and agreed by RICS and SCSI.

Ireland’s First MLS Multi Listing System

SCSI & IPAV are delighted to announce the launch of the first MLS (Multiple Listing System) in Ireland. This Software will be provided by ReSale-Online (www.resales-online.ie).  We invite members to be involved in the creation of the first online network of Irish Estate Agents. We have been successful in negotiating a package to include; Searchable database […]

New property price survey from Chartered Surveyors and Central Bank indicates further slowdown in rate of house price inflation

While the majority of property market professionals expect house prices to continue to increase nationally – albeit at a slower pace – the number who expect prices to remain steady or decline over the next 12 months has increased. According to the latest Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland / Central Bank of Ireland Housing Market […]

Unrealistic price expectations blocking house sales – SCSI Annual Residential Property Report examining market trends in Dublin

National residential property predicted to increase by 4% in 2019, with Dublin up 5% in 2019 The number of agents reporting an increase in market activity has halved in 12 months Rents expected to increase by 5% across all housing sectors 72% of agents reported that one of the top three market concerns is that […]

Annual Commercial Property Review & Outlook 2018

Activity and growth continues across all commercial property types in 2017 and its particularly encouraging to see that activity is also being experienced outside of Dublin. This is very welcome when one considers that the country is emerging from the worst recession in its history. Unemployment now stands at just 6% – down from over […]

Joint submission on draft ‘Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities’

We’ve joined with Engineers Ireland (EI) and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (AECI), welcoming the new guidelines for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government recently published draft guidelines aimed at Local Authorities in relation to building heights and urban density to promote sustainable use of land to reduce urban sprawl

Annual Residential Property Review & Outlook Report 2018

Our 2018 Residential Property Review and Outlook Report published today, 24th January 2018, provides national and regional sales price results from 2017 and expectations for 2018.  Our report is informed by over 450 responses from agents nationwide and also reports on residential development land expectations for 2018. The stark figures are a reminder of the […]

Submission to the Law Reform Commission Issues Paper on Compulsory Acquisition of Land

SCSI made a submission on the current legislation governing Compulsory Purchase Orders. SCSI set out a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of CPO in the interest of equity and fairness on all parties

SCSI / Teagasc Land Market Review and Outlook 2017

This is the fourth in a series of annual reports on the state of the land market produced by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys Department of Teagasc

SCSI Remuneration & Benefits Report 2017

The SCSI Remuneration and Benefits Report is seen by members and industry as an extremely useful and authoritative report on the performance of surveying in Ireland. This is the second edition of the Remuneration and Benefits report which this year provides additional analysis and charts on pay levels in Dublin, the regions and the different disciplines of surveying. Apart from the […]

The Real Costs of New Apartment Delivery

This comprehensive report shows that medium rise apartment building is currently unviable. Find out more about the elemental breakdown of costs involved with apartment building

Residential and Commercial Property Market Review and Outlook 2017

This report reviews the performance of the residential and commercial property market in 2016 and provides an outlook for 2017.

Defects in our Built Environment

SCSI submission to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to building defects in our industry

Valuation Report Framework

This framework document has been designed in order to assist valuation professionals in following best practice. Access the Valuation Report Framework. RICS Valuation

SCSI Rental Strategy November 2016

Four key themes have been identified to structure the Residential Rental Strategy

SCSI Pre-Budget Submission 2016

In advance of the budget 2016, the SCSI has compiled a series of recommendations to create a more sustainable property and construction sector based on improved supply of new homes, office buildings and increase capacity in the construction industry.

Impact of Central Bank rules on the property market

The SCSI has published research on the impact of the Central Bank’s lending restrictions jointly with other industry bodies and estate agents. The Central Bank has sought submissions as a review of the lending requirements take place.

SCSI Salary and Benefits Report

A new survey shows that the national average salary for a Chartered Surveyor is €71K and that property surveyors working in Estate Agency & Property Management with up to 5 years post-graduation experience are earning an average salary of €34,700, excluding bonuses and benefits

A Guide to Property for SMEs

This guide is a one-stop shop for SMEs seeking to understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to commercial property. It provides a clear overview of what firms need to know in relation to their business premises including negotiating leases, rent reviews, commercial rates and service charges.

The Real Cost of New House Delivery

This report has found that the cost of building a three bedroom semi detached house in the Greater Dublin Area is over €330K.

Residential and Commercial Property Market Report

This interactive report reviews the performance of the residential and commercial property market in 2015 and provides an outlook for 2016. To download the PDF version, please click   Please click on the image below to begin.

SCSI Annual Commercial Property Market Review & Outlook Report 2015

Based on an extensive survey of over four hundred SCSI chartered surveyors nationally, this report provides a unique analysis of the commercial property market trends on a regional basis, with key findings on price and value trends, rental demand, investor requirements, commercial property demand and supply requirements.

SCSI Annual Residential Property Review & Outlook Report 2015

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has, today, launched its Annual Residential Property Review & Oulook 2015

Valuation of residential property in Ireland, Practice Statement

This is the Irish Chapter of the RedBook covering obligations on members undertaking residential property valuations.

Annual Commercial Occupier Satisfaction Survey 2015

The SCSI Annual Commercial Property Occupier Satisfaction Survey examines the satisfaction of commercial property occupiers in Ireland across a range of areas such as lease terms and service charges.

Dublin Housing Development Monitor Infographic

A new monitor of residential planning activity in the Dublin region across the 4 local authorities shows that there were 2,363 planning applications of 25+ unit schemes in the first quarter of the year.

A New Model for the Private Rented Sector in Ireland

The SCSI’s call for policy initiatives in relation to private rented sector. These include an increase of institutional investment in the private rented sector as well as an increase in supply and an improvement in overall standards

Housing Supply Capacity in Dublin’s Urban Settlements 2014–2018

This SCSI-commisioned report explores the capacity of lands zoned for residential development within the Dublin Region to deliver the housing required for the population of the Dublin Region between 2014–2018.

New Housing Market Report shows the level of cash purchasers is about 35%

26 August 2014 A new housing report published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, has found that cash purchases accounted for about 35% of transactions in the second quarter of the year. The finding, which was made in the SCSI’s first Housing Market Report, would indicate that the level of cash transactions is beginning […]

A Guide to Energy Reduction for Building Owners

Sustainability is about reducing consumption of limited resources and sustainability also makes good business sense as it also reduces costs to your business. If the primary objective of a drive to reduce energy usage is to achieve cost savings then allowance needs to be made in relation to the relative costs of the energy sources.

Noise and Anti-Social Behaviour in Apartments

This consumer guide looks at common types of noise complaints in multi-unit developments and sets out steps that owners/residents may take to resolve these disputes.

Disability Access in Buildings – Part M of the building regulations

Since the introduction of the Disability Act in 2005, Irish Building Regulations have been revised with Universal Design in mind. The technical requirements of Part M 2010 of the Building Regulations now focus on ensuring that adequate provision shall be made for all people to access and use a building, its facilities and its environs.

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I am becoming a landlord for the first time

Question I am about to become a landlord for the first time although I never intended to be one. Due to negative equity I am moving from a one-bed apartment to a three-bedroom semi-detached home. Can you advise me of what I need to know and also my obligations and responsibilities? Answer You are not […]

Anti Money Laundering Guidance Note

On the prevention of the use of property service providers for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing July 2010.

Banks need to change the way they implement the Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has said that while it agrees with the Central Bank’s policy of continuing to control mortgage borrowing limits, it believes the way the banks implement the policy needs to be changed. Speaking at the SCSI’s national conference in Kilkenny, the Society’s Director General, Áine Myler, said without such changes, […]

Joint submission on draft ‘Urban Development and Building Heights Guidelines for Planning Authorities’

We’ve joined with Engineers Ireland (EI) and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (AECI), welcoming the new guidelines for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government recently published draft guidelines aimed at Local Authorities in relation to building heights and urban density to promote sustainable use of land to reduce urban sprawl.

Rejuvenating Ireland’s Small Town Centres Report

The decline of our small towns, in particular their main thoroughfares, is a real challenge and concern for all, particularly those that live and rely on its success for their livelihood. Our Report is for those community groups and local authorities to adopt so that practical issues faced by retailers and other business groups can […]

Annual Commercial Property Review & Outlook 2020

Our latest commercial property review and 2020 outlook. Insights into key commercial sectors such as industrial, office, retail, development land and investments covering 2020 forecasts

Construction Guidance

SCSI Guide to Life Cycle Costing

SCSI Guide to Life Cycle Costing

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Queries Answered By ARM Joint Committee

Queries Answered By ARM Joint Committee

BIM – Route for the QS into the 4D and 5D Digitised Workflow TU

BIM – Route for the QS into the 4D and 5D Digitised Workflow TU

This information paper has been compiled for Quantity Surveyors (QSs) in relation to Building Information Modelling…

Living Cities Initiatives – Guide to Owners

Living Cities Initiatives – Guide to Owners

This guide will inform you if you are applying for the Living Cities Initiative and planning…

Guide to Chartered Building Surveyors Services

Guide to Chartered Building Surveyors Services

The key services and responsibilities of a Chartered Building Surveyor are covered in this guide.

BCAR completion cert for multi-units

BCAR completion cert for multi-units

Published by those administering the Building Control Management System (BCMS) as part of consultation on how…

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Land Tools & Guidance

Land Guidance

Measured Surveys of Underground Utilities Guidance Note

This first edition of Measured Surveys of Underground Utilities is published by SCSI and prepared by the SCSI Geomatics Professional Group and a specialist Practice Standards and Specifications Working Group. This publication forms part of a series of specifications and guidelines intended to assist those connected with the requesting, purchasing and production of surveys and […]

Measured Surveys of Land Guidance Note

This first edition of Measured Surveys of Land is published by SCSI and prepared by the SCSI Geomatics Professional Group and a specialist Practice Standards and Specifications Working Group. This publication forms part of a series of specifications and guidelines intended to assist those connected with the requesting, purchasing and production of surveys and mapping […]

Measured Surveys of Buildings Guidance Note

This first edition of Measured Surveys of Buildings is published by SCSI and prepared by the SCSI Geomatics Professional Group and a specialist Practice Standards and Specifications Working Group. This publication forms part of a series of specifications and guidelines intended to assist those connected with the requesting, purchasing and production of surveys and mapping […]

Development Management Guidance Note

This guidance note is primarily aimed at project management surveyors and it sets out to achieve the following: 1. To set out the main phases of the development management process; and 2. To provide specific guidance on the following issues that will impact upon the development process generally: a. Development appraisal; b. Planning application processes; […]

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Consumer Guide

The SCSI Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) working group has prepared a consumer guide on the operation of drones in Ireland. This guide aims to raise awareness of the regulations that are currently in place and should be of assistance to both hobbyist and professionals using drones as part of their day to day business.

Dispute Resolution Tools & Guidance

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