SCSI Insights

SCSI Insights

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 . . . This content […]

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.

Joint Sector Protocol for Property Services Providers & Valuers

Joint Sector Protocols for property agents and valuers in response to COVID-19. This industry Protocol provides best practice guidance to professions during viewings, inspections and the workplace

Tender Price Index – April 2021

The Index is the only independent assessment of construction tender prices in Ireland. It is compiled by the Quantity Surveying members of the Society. The Tender Price Index (TPI) is based largely on sentiment returns with actual tender returns included in the calculations. The TPI is for non-residential projects during the period in question. It […]

Review of Multi-Unit Development legislation – Policy position

There have been apartments and multi-unit developments (MUDs – which can also include duplexes or houses in a managed estate or commercial units) in Ireland for decades. However, the past 20 years has seen strong growth in this form of housing with an 85% increase in the number of apartments between 2002 and 2016. Planning […]

SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook Report Press Release 2021

SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook Report 2021 Click here to read the full report The main findings:        Land prices forecast to rise by 4% on average in 2021 National average non-residential prices ranged from €5,900 per acre for poor quality to €9,381 for good land in 2020 The most expensive land was in [...]

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 [...]

MSCI/SCSI Ireland Annual Property Index 2021

SCSI has partnered with MSCI to publish this Ireland Annual Property Index which aims to bring enhanced transparency and representativeness of the Ireland real estate market. This index measures unlevered total returns of directly held property investments from one valuation to the next. The index tracks performance of 490 property investments, with a total capital […]

Guide to House Rebuilding Costs for insurance purposes

Are you fully insured? This guide explains some of the more important aspects of house insurance. It also emphasises the importance of adequately insuring what is probably your most valuable possession and provides guidance on how to correctly value your house for insurance purposes. Guide to House Rebuilding Costs for insurance purposes (2020 version)

Valuation Model Instruction Sample

Request for the appointment of a construction adjudicator in Ireland

Under the Construction Contract Act 2013 (CCA2013), there is an entitlement to adjudication of any dispute relating to payment arising on all construction contracts as defined under the Act entered into on or after July 25th 2016. Under the Act, parties are entitled to either agree their adjudicator or, failing agreement, they must seek an […]

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 (BIM). The purpose of the paper is to discuss BIM as a technology, presenting how data contained within a 3D model differs from 2D drawings and specifi cations, and how BIM models can be consumed by the QS. It […]

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 Experts

A handy contact list of ratings experts 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.

Construction Sector Guide to OSGM15 (Geoid Changes for Ireland)

If you are a surveyor, architect, engineer, developer or builder and use topographic survey information or mapping, it is essential to understand the effects the change to the new, improved geoid model covering Ireland and UK can have on your projects.

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

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) submission

SCSI sets out some considerations ahead of guidance being issued by the EU on drone legislation for professional use.

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.

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.

Defects in our Built Environment

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

SCSI Pre-Budget Submission 2017

Following member consultation in July and after receiving almost 300 responses to our online survey, the SCSI has now published its pre-Budget Submission 2017.

Submission on the Proposed Draft Regulations for the Operation of Drones

In response to the request for submissions in relation to the proposed Draft Regulations for the Operation of Drones our Mineral Surveying and Geomatics Professional Group has compiled the following responce.

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.

Dublin Area Transport Strategy 2015-2035

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the review of the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2035

SCSI Submission on the Planning and Development (No.1) Bill 2014.

The Society welcomes the publication of the General Scheme of the Planning & Development (No. 1) Bill 2014 and in particular the provisions to enact Government’s Construction 2020 Strategy which is intended to result in a renewed construction sector.

Dublin City Development Plan 2016 – 2022 Issues Paper Submission

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) welcomes the opportunity to forward some recommendations relating to the new Dublin City Development plan-making process which will review and build on the progress made under the previous City Development Plan and set the direction for the future growth of the city.

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.

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

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.

Planning and Development Surveyor

What is a Planning and Development Surveying? Chartered Planning and Development (P&D) Surveyors are professionals involved in a broad variety of work, in both the public and private sector.

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.

International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) Explained

International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) aims to harmonise cost reporting across the globe. Read this summary document which explains how this is done

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.

SCSI Residential Valuation Site Note Checklist

This checklist will assist Valuers during the onsite inspection and will help to record all relevant information to carry out their valuation report back in your office.

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 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.

Guidance Notes Index – Property, Land & Construction

Guidance Note index for Property, Land and Construction Surveying Professions

GDPR Training and Templates

Everything you need to know about GDPR in one place, plus a host of handy resources that are perfect for sharing with your team. GDPR Resources and Templates GDPR Workbook Tips for Privacy By Design GDPR 12 Steps to Take Now GDPR Credo GDPR Hacks GDPR Quick Overview Article 30 – Keeping a Record of […]

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.

Boundaries: Procedures for Boundary Identification, Demarcation and Dispute Resolution in Ireland

Provides members with an understanding of the value and role that clearly identifiable boundaries provide and with help in the event of a dispute over boundaries.

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

Real estate fund, asset and property management: investment services

The real estate industry and investment sector are more frequently using terms such as ‘fund management’, ‘asset management’ and ‘property management’ and these roles are also becoming increasingly important.

Commercial Service Charge – Handover Procedures

This guidance note covers commercial multi-let property where there is a service charge. It deals with the handover of financial and supplier information between owners and/ or managers.

Valuation Model Instruction

Sample model instruction

Sample Red Book Terms of Engagement

Sample Red Book terms of engagement to assist with compliance with Red Book Professional

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 Preparing an Occupiers Handbook

This Information Paper sets out a best practice template guide that chartered surveyors can follow when preparing an occupiers handbook.

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.

Insolvency

A clear, jargon-free guide to insolvency procedures in Ireland.

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

Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012

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).

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 […]

Facilities Management Handbook on Critical Legislation

This handbook provides a good reference guide for members on the legislation that applies during the course of daily work. All critical legislation that is relevant has been included.

Member Handbook: Risk and Insurance Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide relevant details of a typical Insurance Programme.

Property Management in Multi-Unit Developments

The Multi-Unit Developments Act 2011 regulates the management and the ownership of the common areas in multi-units developments and provides for the establishment of an Owners’ Management Company for each development.

FM Guidance Note on Coronavirus

Getting your business ready in case Coronavirus arrives in your community. The WHO recommends the development of a Plan of Action in the event that someone becomes ill with suspected COVID-19 at one of your workplaces.

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 Teagas Agri-land Review and Outlook Report 2018

Land Market Review and Outlook 2018 This annual SCSI/Teagasc Land Market Review and Outlook 2018 provides an indepth analysis of key agricultural farmland market trends in 2017 and provides an outlook for 2018.

SCSI/Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review + Outlook 2019

The annual SCSI/Teagasc Land Market Review and Outlook 2019 provides an in-depth analysis of key agricultural farmland market trends in 2018 and provides an outlook for 2019

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

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland publish new cost of housing report

The Main Findings:   The average cost of building a 3-bed semi in Greater Dublin Area is €371K   Construction or hard costs come to €179K, 48% of total   Soft costs – land, margin and VAT etc make up €192K or 52%   Over the last 4 years, hard costs have increased by 19% […]

SCSI Real Cost of New Housing Delivery Report 2020

The SCSI Cost of Housing Delivery Report 2020 provides current figures on the costs of delivering homes to market. This report provides real figures on the average delivery costs for three bedroom semi-detached houses constructed in the private sector.

Surveying Safely – Covid 19 Protocols for Construction & Land

The Covid-19 virus is having a significant global impact on people’s health, economies, and the way we live and work. It is impacting on many professionals and trades that we deal with every day. As Surveying professionals whose work involves direct contact with clients and consumers whether in an office or through visits to a site and buildings, the […]

SCSI Teagasc Agricultural Land Review & Outlook Report 2020

Review and Outlook Agri land 2020, in partnership with Teagasc.  Read about the latest trends in agri commodities, sales values and rental prices.

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 […]

Are You Fully Insured? Guide to House Rebuilding Costs (2019)

This guide explains some of the more important aspects of house insurance. It also emphasises the importance of adequately insuring what is probably your most valuable possession and provides guidance on how to correctly value your house for insurance purposes.

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.

International Land Measurement Standard: Due Diligence for Land and Real Property Surveying

ILMS: Due diligence for Land and Real Property Surveying is a land measurement standard that supports a sustainable future both for people and legal entities. ILMS is both a standard and a due diligence framework to enable evidence-based assessment of land and property and is designed to address the current lack of transparency in land […]

SCSI/PwC Construction Survey Report 2017

Results of the 2017 SCSI/PwC Construction Survey which reflects the views of 248 construction professionals working within all sub sectors in our construction industry. This report provides in-depth analysis of the construction industry including trends and challenges being experienced on the ground

SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor 2019

Tempered optimism for an industry hampered by acute skills’ shortages while Brexit lurks in the background: Chartered surveyors working in the construction sector shared their views on business confidence and priorities as well as a range of important areas for future development which will drive the success of Ireland’s construction sector.

SCSI/Teasgasc Agri-Land Market Review and Outlook 2019

SCSI/Teagasc Land Market Review and Outlook 2019 This annual SCSI/Teagasc Land Market Review and Outlook 2019 provides an in-depth analysis of key agricultural farmland market trends in 2018 and provides an outlook for 2019. The review provides insights on agricultural land values, rents and views on anticipated agricultural land market activity levels over the next […]

SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor 2019

58% of chartered surveyors across all sectors experienced increases in construction activity levels in the last 12 months More surveyors working in public housing and infrastructure saw increases in workloads in the last 12 months, with an increasing trend of surveyors reporting that activity is showing some indication of levelling off  for private commercial and […]

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.

Guidance Sheet – Covid-19

You have a vital role in the campaign against coronavirus. This guidance sheet is designed to help you understand what you need to know about Coronavirus and the vital, simple “everyday” steps you can take in the campaign against the spread of the virus. Most of the information relates to a common senses approach and […]

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 […]

SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor Report 2018

Presenting our 2018 SCSI/ PwC Construction Market Monitor, incorporating the views of over 300 chartered surveyors canvassed in March 2018 and September 2017. The research reveals increasing confidence in the Irish construction sector, regionally and nationally. Half (56%) of chartered surveyors experienced increased activity in the six months to March 2018, largely driven by private […]

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

Guidance Note (GN) on Construction Security Performance

The SCSI Construction Security Performance Guidance Note examines the various arrangements that can be put in place to protect payments to those involved in construction projects. It looks at the Funder, the Employer, the Contractor, the Sub-contractors, the Consultants and the new owners and tenants and lists the arrangements and the documents available.

House Building Cost Index

Dec 2017: The House Building Cost Index monitors labour costs in the construction industry and the cost of building materials

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.

Construction Cost Index

Produced by the SCSI, this index is updated bi-annually to check labour and material increase and any back dated increases which may be applicable.

Chartered Quantity Surveyors Perspective on Building Information Modelling

In response to Governments commitment to implement a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Strategy for public works, SCSI Research has published a short report on BIM, outlining the Quantity Surveyors perspective on BIM awareness and the current levels of investment made by firms.

Impact of Dublin City Council Apartment Development Design Standards on apartment viability

The purpose of this report is to examine the implications of the proposed amendments by Dublin City Council to the design standards for apartment developments, in particular, the requirement that 85% of apartments in a development are dual aspect.

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/ RICS Commercial Property Management in Ireland

The guidance note covers best practice in the management of commercial property, with particular emphasis on how the person in control of a building should manage, communicate and control income and expenditure.

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.

Land Market Review and Outlook 2016

The Land Market Review and Outlook 2016 report highlights the growing divergence in the Irish agricultural land market with prices growing moderately in Leinster and Munster but declining in Connaught/Ulster

Irish Construction Prospects to 2016

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Construction Sector Prospects to 2016 report shows that the construction sector has turned a corner after several years of contraction and that new opportunities exist for growth, if barriers to development can be overcome.

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

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.

Facilities Management Handbook on Critical Legislation (second edition)

This guidance note provides a user friendly reference guide to our members on the relevant critical legislation that applies to them during the course of their daily work

Project Management in Period Buildings

The SCSI has produced this Professional Guidance document for project managers working in the context of Period Buildings. Read key recommendations budgeting and cost control, regulatory and legislative requirements and on-site project management.

SCSI Irish Forestry Land Index

The index, a first of its kind in Ireland, is the product of a study of recent sales of commercial forestry plantations nationwide which is broken down into age, location, lot size and yield.

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.

Land Market Review and Outlook 2015

The SCSI/Teagasc report on the 2014 land market shows a complex picture in terms of agricultural land prices movements in Ireland.

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.

Public Procurement Survey of Professionals

The survey highlights concerns relating to the onerous paperwork, lack of debriefing, disproportionate financial requirements and an over emphasis on price as the predominant negative factors when tendering for public contracts.

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.

Service Charges in Commercial Property (Third Edition)

This is the 3rd edition of the Service Charges in Commercial Property Code, which recognises that occupiers have a right of challenge.

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.

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.

Consumer Guide to the new Building Control Regulations

A consumer guide to the new building control regulations brought into force by The Building Control (Amendment) Regulation Act of 2014. These regulations now provide for a much more intensive system of monitoring and control of certain building or works.

SCSI The Real Estate Agency Practice Manual

This guidance note sets a framework for best practice in the execution and delivery of real estate agency (residential property sales) services in Ireland. The standards offer generic guidance applicable to the residential property market, including private treaty sales, tenders and auctions

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 […]

Service Charges in Commercial Property (Second Edition – July 2013)

This was the previous Code sets down a marker as to the standards of management required in commercial property published on July 2013. Principles of communication, transparency and timeliness are key. Please note that a third edition is now available on scsi.ie

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.

A Guide to FM and PM Contracts

Facility and Property Managers are often required to engage the services of specialist providers and sub-contractors to assist them in the provision of services for their client / organisation.

International Land Measurement Standard: Due Diligence for Land and Real Property Surveying

ILMS: Due diligence for Land and Real Property Surveying is a land measurement standard that supports a sustainable future both for people and legal entities. ILMS is both a standard and a due diligence framework to enable evidence-based assessment of land and property and is designed to address the current lack of transparency in land […]

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 […]

SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor 2019

Tempered optimism for an industry hampered by acute skills’ shortages while Brexit lurks in the background 58% of chartered surveyors across all sectors experienced increases in construction activity levels in the last 12 months More surveyors working in public housing and infrastructure saw increases in workloads in the last 12 months, with an increasing trend […]

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

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