Category Archives: Sunday Business Post

A flat line that bodes well for property

(this article is taken from Karl Deeter’s original article in the Sunday Business Post 4th September 2016) Property prices are on an upward spiral, and no one, including the government, can stop them An explanation is not an endorsement, so the cries of ‘unfair’ when I try to explain that there is a very high […]

The high rents that Jack built

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 24th of January. Jacking up rents quickly is a process that can’t occur now since new legislation was pushed through last December. But the question is: who jacks up rents and why? Empirically, the market is full of amateur landlords, but are they the […]

Taking on vested interests in property

(this article originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 20th of September 2015) Want to hear vested interests squeal and throw tantrums? Easy, just threaten their secured position. This is what Paudie Coffey, Alan Kelly and the Department of Environment have done with their revision of the Building Control Amendment Regulations part 2 […]