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This week’s vital property news: New rules come into force for landlords

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you all the news you need to know about the property market.

The Big Movers

New rules for landlords 

New regulations have been signed into law regarding landlords evicting tenants by claiming they are selling properties and then not doing so. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly says landlords can face fines of up to €3,000 or be prosecuted if they do not subsequently sell.

Major expansion on the cards for DCU

Dublin City University has secured €230 million in funding which will be used for research and innovation, a new student centre and sports facilities, as well as on-campus accommodation and ’21st century digital teaching spaces’.

Under Construction

Source: Evan Joseph

  • A new book of stunning aerial photos of New York by luxury real estate photographer, Evan Joseph, has recently been released and is well worth taking a look at. It’s called New York From Above and is an ode to One World Trade Centre.
  • This cabin in Westmeath has just won RTE’s Home of the Year. Interior designer Egon Walesch inherited the property in 2010 and did extensive renovation work to it.
  • Luas works on College Green have led to historic public toilets being torn down in the last week. The site was mentioned in Ulysses by James Joyces, but the toilets haven’t actually been in use for 20 years.

Source: RTE

Des Res

If you ever fancied living like royalty, now’s your chance. This mansion in Hertfordshire, England used to be owned by Queen Elizabeth II’s grandparents and she often visited as a child. It has 232 acres of prime park land and a fully functioning polo club. And it’s a snap at £29.89 million stg (approximately €38.2 million).

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All images: Business Insider

And Finally…

Donaghy and Dimond Architects have won the prestigious 2016 AAI Downes Medal for Excellence in Architectural Design for the Inchicore Model school. The school has already been awarded the Best Educational award by the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland) Irish Architecture Awards in 2015.

Read: This 1920s dream house in Cork retains its original splendour

Also: Five bedrooms, an office and a sauna – what more do you need?

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