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Posted: Mar 29, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Covid-19 Update

In keeping with Government measures, the offices of The Housing Agency are currently closed. Staff are working remotely. If you wish to contact The Housing Agency with a general query please email info@housingagency.ie

Alternatively if you have a specific query, please contact the relevant department below.

Accounts accounts@housingagency.ie
Acquisitions acquisitions@housingagency.ie
Communications and Press Queries communications@housingagency.ie
Human Resources hr@housingagency.ie
Local Authority Services la.services@housingagency.ie
Mortgage to Rent mtr@housingagency.ie
Pyrite Remediation pyriteaccounts@housingagency.ie
Regulation of AHBs regulation@housingagency.ie
Loan Underwriters underwriter@housingagency.ie
Leasing/Enhanced Leasing leasing@housingagency.ie
Multi-Unit Developments/Owners' Management Companies MUD@housingagency.ie

 

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 / By: dympnaclerkin Categories:
Regulation Office: AHBs and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Regulation Office has issued an important communication to large and medium-sized AHBs outlining Six Key Areas for Consideration during the current pandemic. 

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 24, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
OMC Finances and Governance During COVID-19

Further to our 10 Tips for OMCs during COVID-19, we have prepared information on finance and governance matters that may require consideration by an OMC board of directors. 

OMC Finances & Governance During COVID-19

Queries on the information should be directed to MUD@housingagency.ie.

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 18, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
10 Tips for Owners' Management Companies During Covid-19

We have prepared some tips for directors of residential owners' management companies to consider during the COVID-19 period. 

10 Tips for Owners' Management Companies During Covid-19

Queries should be directed to MUD@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 - Spring 2020 Dates

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 Wednesday 25 March and Wednesday 1 April. Both 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 by clicking on your preferred date above, through Zoom, or by email to MUD@housingagency.ie.

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: Dec 23, 2019 / By: ciaragalvin Categories:
Call for Research Proposals

The Housing Agency has opened a Call for Research Proposals under its Research Support Programme (RSP). The RSP provides varied support, from financial support to access to data in a user friendly format. About the Call for Research Proposals

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 24th February 2020. Please read over the RSP Ethical Framework along with the RSP Guidance for Applicants.

RSP Application Form

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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