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Irish Property Owners' Association - IPOA
Irish Property Owners' Association seeks to protect
and promote the interests of private residential landlords
and encourage the supply of good quality accommodation and
professional standards of management.
was founded in 1993 in response to the then Government’s
introduction of extensive regulations governing the private
rented service industry.
IPOA is the national association representing the providers
of private rented accommodation and with a membership base
of approx. 5,000 and growing, we represent the needs and
interests of a significant number of Irish property owners.
IPOA is instrumental in ensuring that the rented service
industry becomes more responsive to housing needs and capable
of offering real choices and good quality properties at
an affordable price to all tenant-customers.
Times property section on the
27th November their property correspondent Edel Morgan reported
on the "Opposition to improving bedsits being OTT
on many fronts"
followed the IPOA'S Press Release of the 20th November 2008
Step Too Far - Banning Bedsits
Gormley has not gone for the Lamp Post this time he's in
Cloud Cuckoo Land. Imagine a Minister for Environment
proceeding with Legislation to ban bed sits in the Private
there are 9000 units which house some 15000 people, in affordable
comfortable accommodation, why, because these units are
not self contained they have to share bathroom facilities.
How grand we are getting?
this mean that when we go into hospital that we get a separate
bathroom? Does it mean when some of the people who currently
live in these bedsits will get a separate bathroom in their
Hostel Accommodation or worse still on the side of the street
when they become homeless as many of them will.
come down to earth and insist on the current Minimum Standards
being implemented by Local Authorities, who since 1996 have
failed totally in their responsibility to have the necessary
the 10 million plus currently in hand in the PRTB
and Local Authority offices, on a meaningful effort to stamp
out non compliance with the 1993 Housing Standards.
will be the result of the implementation of the new measures
to stamp out bed sits:-
in mass proportions
Unnecessary costs to have needless alterations
to existing comfortable accommodation
Seriously deplete the stock of long term affordable accommodation
home is your Castle!
Faughnan (Chairman) Irish Property Owners Association Ashtown
Business Centre, Navan Road, Dublin 15.
Times went to explain that Environment
Minister John Gormley is planning to introduce new laws
to ban the traditional bedsit, as part of a series of measures
which his department believes will improve standards of
living for people in the rented accommodation sector.
new bill will spell the end for the conventional bedsit
meaning residents from neighbouring bedsits will no longer
be allowed to share a communal bathroom. The four-year run-in
programme, to be introduced on February 1, 2009, will also
require landlords to improve heat, lighting and fire safety.
new standards require - apart from a separate bathroom -
is that basics like an oven, fridge, freezer, sink with
draining area and microwave are supplied, that rooms have
adequate heating and ventilation, washing facilities and
vermin-free refuse storage, as well as smoke alarms and
fire blankets. There will also be an end to open fireplaces
as the sole means of room heating
the announcement was made, Environment Minister John Gormley
said the new regulations would lead to improved living conditions
for those in rented accommodation: “It will effectively
mean the end of the bedsit. We will no longer have the situation
where people have to live in property where you don't have
access to a shower or proper sanitary conditions.”
legislation is currently proceeding through the Dail and
Seanad and some provisions will come into force as early
as February 2009
the Irish Property Owners' Association Website Here
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