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13th February 2015
OFTEC and NI Environment Agency

OFTEC and NI Environment Agency

Launch Oil Tank Safety Campaign For Householders  12th February 2015: The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC), which represents the oil heating and cooking industry, joined forces today to launch a campaign on oil tank safety awareness for Northern Ireland householders.  The campaign, backed by Northern Ireland Environment Minister […]
13th February 2015
Call for mortgage rescue scheme

Call for mortgage rescue scheme

A mortgage rescue scheme could be established in Northern Ireland to help borrowers at risk of losing their homes , a Government review has said. Around 32,000 households are expected to experience difficulties by 2018 due to negative equity and spending a large chunk of income on servicing mortgages, according to a report commissioned by […]
10th February 2015
2015 Revaluation Business Rates Facts & Figures

2015 Revaluation Business Rates Facts & Figures

Welcome to Dunlop Heywood’s Business Rates guide 2015 and beyond.  This document aims to provide everything you need to know about business rates if you are a property owner or occupier in Northern Ireland. Download the document here.
9th February 2015
A family home with loads of style… Stephanie Bell reports

A family home with loads of style… Stephanie Bell reports

A new extension and well thought out open plan living has turned this period Tudor style semi into an exceptional modern family home. The interior has been lavished with attention creating a home which boasts a lot of style and quality finishes in every one of its bright welcoming rooms. There is more than enough […]
9th February 2015
A breath-taking location with Atlantic views… Stephanie Bell reports

A breath-taking location with Atlantic views… Stephanie Bell reports

Close to the mouth of the Bann Estuary where it enters from the Atlantic Ocean near Portstewart Strand is the stunning location for this quaint Castlerock home. It’s a tranquil spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the views are simply breath-taking. Pictures of boats bobbing on the water’s edge are the spectacular […]
29th January 2015
Tax powers ‘will boost commercial property’ in Northern Ireland

Tax powers ‘will boost commercial property’ in Northern Ireland

  Northern Ireland saw major commercial property investment in 2014 – and the prospect of devolution of corporation tax means even better days could be around the corner. Commercial property agents CBRE’s 2015 Outlook said investment sales of £500m had been concluded in 2014 – while loan sales of £1.7bn had been reached by banks […]
23rd January 2015
300,000 people buy their first home in biggest rise since 2007

300,000 people buy their first home in biggest rise since 2007

More than 300,000 people took their first step on the property ladder in the UK last year, marking the highest number of first-time buyers seen since 2007, banks and building societies have reported. In total, an estimated £205.6bn worth of mortgages were handed out last year to all types of borrower, marking the largest amount […]
22nd January 2015
Confidence Returns as Vacancy Rates Fall

Confidence Returns as Vacancy Rates Fall

The 2014 Northern Ireland Commercial Property Report has revealed that retail vacancy rates across towns and cities have fallen to 17.7% in 2014 from 19.1% the previous year. The report, published today by leading commercial property agents Lisney, is the most comprehensive and longest established study of the commercial property market in Northern Ireland across […]