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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: Apr 06, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Watch: Information Webinar for Volunteer Directors of Owners' Management Companies

This information webinar is designed to assist the work of volunteer directors of owners' management companies in multi-unit developments in Ireland.

 

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.

 

All information correct as of broadcast date. Broadcast date: 1 April 2020

Posted: Apr 06, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Watch: 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 hosted 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, addressed 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. Broadcast date: 31 March 2020

Posted: Mar 29, 2020 / By: michaelmchale Categories:
Contact Information

Contact Us

In keeping with Government COVID-19 measures, the majority of staff in The Housing Agency 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.

General Queries and Customer Service Supports info@housingagency.ie
Accounts accounts@housingagency.ie
Acquisitions acquisitions@housingagency.ie
Communications and Press Queries communications@housingagency.ie
Data Protection dpo@housingagency.i.e
Elected Members Queries publicreps@housingagency.ie
Freedom of Information foi@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 Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) regulation@housingagency.ie
Loan Underwriters underwriter@housingagency.ie
Leasing/Enhanced Leasing leasing@housingagency.ie
Multi-Unit Developments/Owners' Management Companies MUD@housingagency.ie
Local Authority and AHB Social Housing
Construction Projects and Procurement Support
 
construction@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.