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Posted: May 27, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Multi-Unit Developments - Signposts for Practitioners and Stakeholders

The Law Society of Ireland and The Housing Agency will host a webinar for stakeholders in the multi-unit developments sector.

Presenters and panellists Suzanne Bainton of Liston & Co. and Cómhnall Tuohy of Kane Tuohy Solicitors, will discuss developments in law and practice for multi-unit developments and residential owners’ management companies.

The session will be of benefit to practitioners and stakeholders in the multi-unit developments sector. 

The one hour webinar will take place at 12pm on Thursday 4 June 2020.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-JfJomx0Q_KIoPA7S1mO1w.
Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Attendance carries one hour’s CPD for Law Society members.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' presentations on key legal issues for multi-unit developments, including:
    • MUD Act – frequently invoked sections
    • Acquisitions/disposals- Requisition 36 of Society's Requisitions on Title
    • OMC Constitution – Law Society precedent
    • Recent caselaw
    • Debt recovery challenges
    • Future direction of law for MUDs
  • Panel discussion and online Q&A.

Please note that the session will be recorded for future use.

Posted: May 25, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
June Webinar Series: Building Resilient & Sustainable Communities in Ireland

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important resilient and sustainable communities are to us all.

Decisions we now make in relation to housing, planning and regeneration will play a fundamental role in the future of our communities. Measures that are put in place will need to be ambitious and will require adaptation to a new way of doing things.

This June The Housing Agency will host a series of free expert-led webinars that will consider some of the key elements of future resilient and sustainable communities.

Participation in each webinar is free, but advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register for each webinar please click one of the links below:

Wednesday 3 June
12-1pm
Collaboratively retrofitting - a discussion on the pre-1919 Glasgow tenement retrofitting demonstration project.
Prof Ken Gibb, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence
Register 
Wednesday 10 June
12-1pm
Regeneration for all: How intergenerational housing can contribute to town and village renewal.
Roland Kathus, Matter Architecture
Register 
Wednesday 17 June
12-1pm
Green spaces, urban places: The Importance of green space for neighbourhoods – the Mapping Green Dublin Project.
Prof Gerald Mills, School of Geography, UCD
Register 
Wednesday 24 June
12-1pm
Nature based housing: Solutions for housing developments.
Dr Marcus Collier, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
Register 

 

Please note that these sessions may be recorded for future use.
View the poster for this webinar series here.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Webinar: Managing Apartments & Multi-Unit Developments through COVID-19

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and The Housing Agency will host a free webinar for stakeholders in the apartments and multi-unit developments sector.

Panellists Ella Dunphy, Management Agent at DNG Ella Dunphy, Kilkenny, and Kay McGuire of Galway Property Services will tackle the challenges facing apartments and multi-unit developments during COVID-19. 

The one-hour webinar will take place at 12:30pm on Thursday 30 April 2020.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9ZdWItL9R7KOr44cE-mAVQ. Places are limited to 100 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' views on key issues for the sector during COVID-19, including:
    • Operational challenges
    • Management company finances
    • Management company meetings
    • Communications with residents
  • Panel discussion
  • Online Q&A

Questions can be emailed in advance to MUD@housingagency.ie

Please note that this webinar will be recorded for future use.

COVID-19

Public health advice and guidance related to COVID-19 is available from gov.ie/covid19.

Posted: Apr 09, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Webinar: Owners' Management Company Finances & COVID-19

The Housing Agency and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland will host a webinar addressing the financial challenges for owners’ management companies arising from the COVID-19 emergency. 

Delivered by expert panellists, the session will be of interest to stakeholders in the apartment and multi-unit developments sector, including management agents and directors of Owners' Management Companies (OMCs).

The 40-minute webinar will take place at 12:30pm on Thursday 23 April 2020.

Registration is required to participate in this free webinar. To register please visit  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hUVxS-cqRXKDyDOqL1gKBw. Once registered, a password will be provided which you will need to access the webinar.

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' views on key finance issues, including:
    • Income and expenditure review;
    • Cash flows/liquidity;
    • Sinking funds;
    • Annual service charge recovery;
    • Communications with OMC members.
  • Panel discussion
  • Anonymous online Q&A

Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this webinar will be recorded for future use.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Webinar: Multi-Unit Developments, Apartment Living, and COVID-19

With the collaboration of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, and the Law Society of Ireland, The Housing Agency will host a free webinar for stakeholders in the multi-unit developments and apartment sector.

Panellists Aisling Keenan, management agent and author of Owners’ Management Companies Law and Best Practice, and Suzanne Bainton, solicitor with Liston & Company, will address challenges facing MUDs and owners’ management companies in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. 

The session will be of benefit to stakeholders in the sector - management agents, OMC directors, legal advisors, etc.

The one hour webinar will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 31 March.

To attend please register via this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ObDrLehORk29p1YgE9mfiQ

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction & background
  • Panellists' views on key issues for the sector during COVID-19, including:
    Communications with owners and residents
    OMC finances
    Company law
    Directors' duties
    AGM contingencies
  • Panel discussion
  • Anonymous online Q&A

It is intended that the session will be recorded for future use.

Places are limited to 500 participants, on a first-come first-served basis.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Regulation Office: AHBs and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Regulation Office has issued an important communication to AHBs relating to the Regulatory Process and Notifiable events during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Important Communication: AHBs and Coronavirus (PDF)

Queries should be directed to regulation@housingagency.ie.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Covid-19 update

In light of national emergency measures in place in relation to the coronavirus Covid-19, The Housing Agency would like to inform our customers that our work will continue.

Contingency plans are now in place across the Agency. This includes staff working from home, leaving The Housing Agency in a position to provide our services.

As a precautionary step, The Housing Agency has postponed all public talks, seminars and training events which were due to take place on or before Friday, 17 April. These events will be delivered online where possible or rescheduled in due course.

In relation to the OMC Director Outreach Events scheduled for Sligo on 25 March, and Dublin city centre on 1 April, we are examining options to hold these events online.  Further information will follow.

The Housing Agency will continue to use our website and Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to provide updates on our work and events as and when required. Office reception opening hours remain as normal.

Meanwhile, we actively encourage our staff, colleagues and wider public to please follow all public health advice at this time. For official updates and information please visit hse.ie/covid19.

 

Posted: Mar 03, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Information Webinars for Volunteer Directors of Owners’ Management Companies - April 21, 28 and May 5

Multi-unit developments (MUDs) are developments of several homes that share certain facilities. These managed estates are often apartment buildings or duplexes, but they can also be townhouses or stand-alone houses that share common facilities. These communities rely on robust owners’ management companies (OMCs) for them to be successful and sustainable.

With the increasing number of apartments, MUDs, and OMCs across the country, The Housing Agency is holding information webinars for volunteer directors of OMCs.

The webinars will cover:

  • Challenges faced by OMCs & managed estates
  • Roles and responsibilities of OMC directors
  • Resources available for OMC directors
     

Events will be held on April 21, April 28 and May 5. Webinars will begin at 6:45pm, and will involve a presentation and opportunity for participants to submit questions.

This webinar is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register using this link, or by email to MUD@housingagency.ie.

Information and Resources on OMCs and MUDs

Previous events in the series took place in:

  • Webinars on Wednesday 25 March and Wednesday 1 April
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Town Centre, Dublin | Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin | Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport | Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge, Carlow | Wednesday 12 February 2020
  • Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork | Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick | Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin | Wednesday 4 March 2020

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Posted: Dec 18, 2019 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Outreach Events for Volunteer Directors of Owners’ Management Companies

Multi-unit developments (MUDs) are developments of several homes that share certain facilities. These managed estates are often apartment buildings or duplexes, but they can also be townhouses or stand-alone houses that share common facilities. These communities rely on robust owners’ management companies (OMCs) for them to be successful and sustainable.

With the increasing number of apartments, MUDs, and OMCs across the country, The Housing Agency is holding evening information meetings around the country for volunteer directors of OMCs.

The meetings will cover:

  • Challenges faced by OMCs & managed estates
  • Roles and responsibilities of OMC directors
  • Resources available for OMC directors
     

Events will be held at:

Clayton Hotel, Sligo
Wednesday 25 March

Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin 2
Wednesday 1 April

Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club, Maynooth
Tuesday, 21 April

Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club, Drogheda
Tuesday 28 April

Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Tuesday 5 May

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register by clicking on your preferred location above, through Eventbrite, or by email to MUD@housingagency.ie.

Evening Programme

6:45pm     Registration (light refreshments provided)
7pm          Presentation from the Housing Agency
7:45pm     Open forum for directors attending
8:30pm     Closes

Information and Resources on OMCs and MUDs

Previous events in the series took place in:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Town Centre, Dublin | Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin | Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport | Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge, Carlow | Wednesday 12 February 2020
  • Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork | Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick | Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin | Wednesday 4 March 2020
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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 / By: donneln Categories:
Outreach Event for Volunteer Directors of Owners’ Management Companies

With the increasing number of managed estates, multi-unit developments, and owners’ management companies (OMCs) across the country, the Housing Agency is hosting evening Outreach Events for volunteer directors of OMCs.

 The events will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of OMC directors
  • Resources available for OMC directors
  • Challenges faced by OMCs & managed estates

The events will be held at:

North East

Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Wednesday 27 November 2019: 6.30p.m. to 8p.m.

West

Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway, Wednesday 4 December 2019: 6.30p.m. to 8p.m.

Registration for the event will be available shortly by way of Eventbrite, or email to: MUD@housingagency.ie

The Housing Agency’s dedicated page, with information and resources for OMCs and multi-unit developments