Defects in Apartments & Duplexes: 2022

Members of the public have been urged to take part in a survey on housing defects relating to fire safety, structural safety and water ingress in apartments and duplexes. The online questionnaire, which is designed for homeowners, landlords, directors of owners’ management companies and property management agents, will be open until March 14th.

The survey is directed at:

  • Homeowners (both current and former)
  • Landlords (including private investor/owner, institutional/commercial, Approved Housing Body, Local Authority etc.)
  • Directors of Owners’ Management Companies (OMCs)
  • Property Management Agents

The Working Group is asking people to provide information on their experiences of defects relating to fire safety, structural safety and water ingress in purpose-built apartment and duplex buildings constructed in Ireland between 1991 and 2013.

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has previously promised that the Government will “grasp the nettle” of defects in apartment blocks – such as fire safety and structural safety issues – early in 2022 following on from the Government’s scheme on defective Mica blocks.

The working group established in 2021 has been looking specifically at fire safety and structural safety defects in apartments and duplexes built between 1991 and 2013. The final report of the group is to become available during 2022.

The surveys will run for six weeks from Monday 31 January 2022 to 5pm on Monday 14 March 2022 and can be accessed at the following links:

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