Owner Occupied

Posted: Mar 15, 2023 By: Communications Research area:  Owner Occupied
Multi-Unit Developments & Owners’ Management Companies: A Compilation of Writing from The Housing Agency

This compilation brings together in one place writing from the Agency in relation to multi-unit developments and owners’ management companies.

Articles explain the relationships, stakeholders, and systems underpinning apartments, an expanding component of Ireland’s housing stock. 

It is hoped that the material will provide readers with an enhanced understanding of the elements necessary to achieve successful apartment living.

Read the full document by clicking on this link: Multi-Unit Developments & Owners’ Management Companies - A Compilation of Writing from The Housing Agency 


Posted: May 12, 2021 By: SOA Research Research area:  Social Housing, Owner Occupied
Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland

Community-Led Housing is a ground-up approach which enables people to pool their collective resources to create homes that are accessible and affordable to all. It understands housing not as just the ‘provision of houses,’ but the empowerment of diverse, sustainable communities.

SOA Research has launched its new publication series, Roadmapping a Viable Community-Led Housing Sector for Ireland, which comprises a series of handbooks on Community-Led Housing, offering guidance in the areas of Policy, Finance, Land and Getting your Group Ready.

Supported by The Housing Agency, The Land Development Agency, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance and the Goethe lnstitut Irland, SOA Research initiated and coordinated a 12-month research project to roadmap a Community-Led Housing infrastructure for Ireland, which culminates in this new publication series. Project stakeholders included eight Irish CLH groups as well as public and private sector housing practitioners in Ireland and across Europe. 

Read the publication series below:


Posted: Sep 10, 2020 By: roslynmolloy , ursulamcanulty , séinhealy and annemurphy Research area:  Housing Attitudes & Aspirations Series, Social Housing, Private Rented Sector, Owner Occupied, Housing For Older People, Demand, Design
Apartment Living in Ireland 2019

Housing Agency National Study of Irish Housing Experiences, Attitudes and Aspirations in Ireland - Apartment Living in Ireland 2019.  This study set out to find out how satisfied people living in apartments were with their homes.

The information in this research study was collected by: face-to-face Interviews with more than 500 people living in apartments, two focus groups with families with young children living in apartments and two focus groups with older renters, a literature review and a summary of recent policy changes, legislation and guidelines that impact on the development of apartment living.

The report is available here.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 By: Roslyn Molloy , Sein Healy , Ursula McAnulty Research area:  Housing Attitudes & Aspirations Series, Social Housing, Private Rented Sector, Owner Occupied, Demand, Design, Place
Housing Experiences of Renters and Owners in Ireland: Reports 3 & 4

This report is based on findings from the Housing Agency National Study of Irish Housing Experiences, Attitudes and Aspirations in Ireland, and focuses on the housing experiences of renters and owners in Ireland.

The focus of this study is on housing tenure, and examines levels of satisfaction within homes and neighbourhoods.  Tenure is analysed in more detail in the rented sector, with an analysis and comparison of social and private rented housing, while in the homeownership sector there is analysis and comparison of those who own their home with or without a mortgage. 

The report is available here

A working paper discussing the findings is available here.



Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: Paul Mooney Research area:  Owner Occupied, Supply
Owners' Management Companies, Sustainable Apartment Living for Ireland

This research was jointly commissioned by Clúid Housing and the Housing Agency and conducted by independent researchers. The report "Owners' Management Companies - Sustainable Apartment Living for Ireland" examines current issues for Owners' Management Companies around service charges, sinking funds, the MUD Act, volunteer directors, etc.  It explores international best practice; delivers research findings on the sector and recommends reforms. 

Posted: Jan 01, 2007 By: Dermot Coates , Fiona Kane , Patrick Shiels , Michelle Norris Research area:  Owner Occupied
Supporting Low-income Homebuyers in Ireland, 1990–2003:

This study, commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and carried out by the Centre for Housing Research examines the effectiveness of low-income home ownership schemes over the period 1990–2003 and to make recommendations for any necessary improvements.

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