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23 Apr 2015
The importance of property and construction to the Northern Ireland economy was emphasised again in the recent Invest NI Property Research Report on the availability of Grade A office space.
10 Jul 2017
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has provided an update and advice on further testing as a next step to help landlords ensure safety of their buildings.
Kim Bailey, 01 Feb 2017
Our professionals can play a valuable role on housing association boards. With this in mind, we are giving social housing organisations the opportunity to promote such positions to our qualified and experienced members for free.
18 Sep 2015
2016 is another Olympic Games year and, while we won’t be able to get to Rio, we will be celebrating with a special sports-themed RICS Matrics Chairman’s Challenge.
04 Oct 2017
The Conservative Party Conference began this week, with communities secretary Sajid Javid addressing housing on day one.
27 Jul 2017
Occupier demand is declining in the office and retail sectors of the UK commercial property market, but conditions in the industrial segment remain firm, according to the Q2 2017 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey.
12 Sep 2017
RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for Northern Ireland, August 2017
12 Oct 2017
The outlook for the Northern Ireland housing market remains more buoyant than other UK regions despite a softening in the data for activity last month, according to RICS & Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for September 2017.
26 Oct 2017
Occupier demand for office space is one of the few bright spots in Northern Ireland’s commercial property market, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Commercial Market Survey.
20 Jul 2017
RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q2 2017
RICS and Ulster Bank NI Commercial Market Survey, Q2 2017
10 Aug 2017
RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for Northern Ireland, July 2017
08 Sep 2017
Five of Northern Ireland’s most talented young property professionals are in the running for national industry accolades across four categories of the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 29 Mar 2017
The triggering of Article 50 has today set the UK on a course to exit the European Union; it is essential that every effort is put into ensuring Northern Ireland’s best interests are secured as a Brexit deal is negotiated.
22 Dec 2016
Sales of venison are booming. Richard Elmhirst outlines the costs and methods behind farming deer for profit.
23 Feb 2017
Channel 4 has today announced the commission of an exciting new series, 'Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year', from Chocolate Media. The series features projects entered into the RICS Awards and the series will be made in collaboration with RICS, who will judge the projects. The first episode will air on Thursday 23 March at 8pm.
20 Nov 2017
Northern Ireland’s construction sector stagnated for a second successive quarter as a lack of public spending continued to impact on the industry, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey.
09 Nov 2017
Northern Ireland surveyors are optimistic about the housing market into 2018, the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey suggests.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 06 Jun 2017
The Alliance party get straight to the point, setting out concisely their five key commitments in the election. With Brexit and Stormont featuring in the top billings, the party doesn’t hold back on providing in-depth policy proposals in its wish list for Northern Ireland.
13 Jul 2017
Victoria Mann MRICS, APC Mentor and Assessor as well as Asset Manager at Chancerygate shares her top tips in tackling some common stumbling blocks for candidates during their APC.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 02 May 2017
The private rented sector is often overlooked during debates on the housing market, but we shouldn’t underestimate the important role that renting plays in the Northern Ireland economy and society.
The SDLP manifesto ‘Taking our Seats, Taking a Stand’ is a clear hit at Sinn Féin’s sustained absenteeism in Westminster. While it makes several references to SDLP’s activities at Westminster to date, it sets out an ambitious plan of future engagement across the big issues: Brexit, devolution, and investment.
Dr Patrice Cairns, 31 May 2017
Unsurprisingly, Sinn Féin's manifesto focuses heavily on Brexit and the border, with a strong emphasis on mitigating against the effects of Brexit on Northern Ireland, but with scarce mention of specifics affecting land, property and construction.
The UUP under the new leadership of Robin Swann MLA, pack a concise Brexit-focused manifesto with commitments and priorities, but very little policy for the land, property and construction sectors to consider.
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