An important proposal in the Programme for Government is “A Review of the existing Management Companies Legislation to ensure that it is fit for purpose and that it acts in the best interest of residents”.
I am very interested in participating in this work, as the number of Owner Management Companies has exploded to over 8,000 nationwide, and Dublin is the single biggest location. There are many live issues to consider such as whether we need :
- A dedicated regulator;
- A better dispute resolution mechanism;
- New obligations to have regular Fire Safety Audits, and adequacy tests for Building Investments Funds.
It is also an opportunity to raise wider issues about how well we plan and deliver quality living in multiple-unit developments in Dublin.
If you would like to offer insights from your experience, or to make an input, you can complete my short survey here https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/SurveyofApartmentResidents2021