WS House / bercetche estudio

first_img Uruguay Projects CopyHouses•Colonia Nicolich, Uruguay Houses Lead Architects: WS House / bercetche estudioSave this projectSaveWS House / bercetche estudio Martin Bercetche ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932060/ws-house-bercetche-estudio Clipboard “COPY” 2018 CopyAbout this officebercetche estudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookUruguayPublished on January 22, 2020Cite: “WS House / bercetche estudio” [Vivienda WS / bercetche estudio] 22 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Sebastian Aguilar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Durlock, Hafele, Aluminios del Uruguay, Azores, Inca, Sinteplast Save this picture!© Sebastian Aguilar+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932060/ws-house-bercetche-estudio Clipboard Arquitectos: bercetche estudio Area Area of this architecture project WS House / bercetche estudio Collaborators:Alvaro CantriglianiCity:Colonia NicolichCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian AguilarRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseOffice FurnitureBruagRoom Acoustics Solutions – Dividers for OfficesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Located on the outskirts of Montevideo Uruguay, this house designed by “Bercetche Estudio” shows great respect for the environment and, through a nice space distribution, takes advantage of it. Two opaque volumes separated from each other generates a permeable “in-between” that gives rise to all the common activities of the house (Hall, living-room, dining-room, and kitchen) and connect it with the different boundaries of the land where it was built: to the front the main street of medium traffic, to the right a children’s package, to the left a single-family house and to the bottom a glen with a leafy vegetation. Save this picture!© Sebastian AguilarSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sebastian AguilarFor these different situations, the house responds with a particular set of volumes that generates different degrees of privacy. These volumes also contains the garage, laundry, and mechanical room. Only the bedrooms have standard windows, with a homogeneous distribution on the facades and aligned with each other at the interior, allows a visual communication that crosses all the house. Save this picture!© Sebastian AguilarSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Sebastian AguilarIt is an easy-to-read house, built with sustainable and economical materials, which prove that with well-manipulated basic components, an expressive and energy-efficient house can be made.Save this picture!© Sebastian AguilarProject gallerySee allShow lessEdifice / Marc Thorpe DesignSelected ProjectsE&A 64 House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

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Chameleon and WPN to merge

first_imgChameleon and WPN to merge Howard Lake | 22 April 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 New senior teamThe new senior team at the merged company will consist ofJohn Watson: Chairman and Managing DirectorVicky Reeves: Deputy Managing DirectorDan Martin: Digital Strategy DirectorJeremy Davis: Digital Services DirectorMaria Phillips: Director of Film and TVGail Cookson: Fundraising DirectorJohn Eversley: Business DirectorAnnette Thurgood: Business DirectorBob Nash and Chris Martin: Joint Creative DirectorsAlison Meredith: Executive Planning Director. Two agencies that work with both commercial and charity fundraising clients are to merge. Digital agency Chameleon and full service direct marketing agency WPN will now operate under the new name of WPN Chameleon Ltd.The combined company will have a combined gross income of around £3.5 million. Their combined staff of around 50 were all informed this morning, together with clients.ChameleonChameleon was founded in 1998 by Vicky Reeves. It provides a range of services including web design, user experience, email marketing, SEO, SEM and mobile and social media marketing. It holds the UK licence for the iRaiser integrated fundraising software package. Their clients includes Big Bus Tours, UNICEF,  Macmillan Cancer Support and Deloitte.Watson Phillips NormanWatson Phillips Norman was founded in 2001 by John Watson and Maria Phillips. Watson was previously founder and Chairman of WWAV, now Rapp, and Maria was Creative Director.The agency offers services including DRTV, direct mail, press and inserts. It clients include Which?, Oxfam, HomeServe, NSPCC and Fidelity. Advertisementlast_img read more

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What Might Those Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans Look Like?

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News What Might Those Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans Look Like? Facebook Twitter What Might Those Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans Look Like?More today on the legislation that could soon be on its way to Governor Eric Holcomb for a signature that will allow Indiana Farm Bureau to offer members a more affordable health benefits plan. That term, “more affordable”, has been said many times in conjunction with this bill. More affordable than what? And how much more affordable?“If they are not getting any subsidies on the ACA plans, this will most likely be a lot more affordable plan then what’s out there on the marketplace currently,” said Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron referencing the difference between the Affordable Care Act plans (or Obamacare) and what they will offer.Kron says this concept isn’t new. They’re partnering with Tennessee Farm Bureau who has been doing this for years now.“If you want to take a sneak peek at close to what it’s going to look like, I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be exactly them, but you could go look at the Tennessee Farm Bureau plans and they’ll be very similar. Price wise, you have to understand that it depends on the pool of people, so there could be a little difference there, but it’d give you a sneak peek at what it could be.”Here is a link to those plans on the Tennessee Farm Bureau website. Kron says there are only two stipulations to signing up when the plans become available. You have to be an Indiana Farm Bureau member (memberships start as low as $32.50 annually), and you have to complete a health screening and meet certain requirements.Kron reiterated that this plan will be robust and very helpful to farmer’s bottom lines and, more importantly, their lives.“If you go back to our survey, 48 percent of our members said that they have passed on going to the doctor when they probably should have because they were worried about cost. This plan will pay a lot of those preventative costs, whether it’s blood work, or you’re going to see the doctor, or do an annual physical.”Again, you need not be a farmer to take advantage of this benefit, just an INFB member. Also, not all applicants will qualify due to the health screening. Though, in Tennessee, they say nearly 9 out of 10 applicants receive coverage.Correction:  SB-184 still requires a final vote in the Senate before heading to Governor Holcomb’s desk. What Might Those Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans Look Like? By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 5, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDr. Marsh Receives National Pork RecognitionNext articleMore Details on Those Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans and Updates from Pork Forum in KC on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Holiday makers left high and dry on Kilkee beach

first_imgPrint Kilkee, popular with Limerick holiday makers, has been left like a ghost town NewsEnvironmentHoliday makers left high and dry on Kilkee beachBy Staff Reporter – August 1, 2017 1247 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Kilkee, popular with Limerick holiday makers, has been left like a ghost town after the swimming ban was imposedLIMERICK holiday makers have been left high and dry on Kilkee beach as the swimming ban has dampened the moods of visitors and businesses alike.With a swimming ban imposed for several days, local businesses and visitors to the West Clare village have been left disappointed and frustrated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last week, an electrical fault at the local wastewater treatment station, resulted in the discharge of raw sewage into the Victoria stream. This in turn forced the closure of the beach amid bacteria and safety concerns.Clare County Council said in a statement that on the advice of the HSE, “public bathing notices and red flags indicating that swimming is prohibited at Kilkee beach will remain in place until further notice.“Resumption of swimming will be recommended when water quality test results return within bathing water quality limits.Those bacteria test results were expected this Wednesday but it is unclear when the beach would reopen to bathers.Meantime, dismay has been expressed at the popular resort resembling a “ghost town” during the beach closure.Mother of three and Limerick woman Ciara said that each year, “we have kept up the tradition set by our family and many other Limerick families. We save and use our disposable income to come to Kilkee as its a home from home. Not being able to hit the beach is really frustrating as more than half of our holiday has slipped us by with this.”Hotelier Johnny Redmond of The Strand Hotel told Clare FM that “thousands of children and families “flock here every year with the beach, swimming in the pollock holes and ocean activities being the reason that they come here. It’s normally so safe and clean and for this to happen in height of the high season.”As much criticism is levelled at Irish Water, Mr Redmond added that last week he went from seeing hundreds on the beach, “to a point when the sign went up and the town emptied”.However, Irish Water has said that the swimming ban is no longer linked to issues at the wastewater treatment pump house as they have been resolved.The current notice is a new one that resulted from heavy rainfall, they have said.Businesses are now fearful that the ban will cause long-term damage to the reputation of the seaside village.See more news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBurst Limerick water main to be assessedNext articleEnergy price rise is damaging industry Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSClare County Councilholiday makersIrish WaterKilkeelimerickThe Strand Twitterlast_img read more

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Listen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 09, 2019

first_imgLinkedin Email Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast Printcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcast RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSartsentertainmentLimerick City and CountyNewspodcastSport The Last Post with Andrew Carey is brought to you by Finucane’s Electrical, Limerick’s electrical superstore.Andrew Carey looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this weeks Business, Health, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew Carey is joined by Limerick Post editor, Gerry Collison to discuss some of this week’s news stories, and Sports Editor, John Keogh, chats to Andrew about this week’s sports news. Andrew is then joined by Eric Fitzgerald and Rose Rushe, editors of the Post’s Entertainment and Arts section respectively to discuss what’s going on in Limerick.You can follow all Limerick Post Podcasts on Spotify and Acast NewsVideoListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 09, 2019By Cian Reinhardt – February 7, 2019 750 Treaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special Previous articleNo plans for Bunratty theme parkNext articleNew Music from God Knows & Denise Chaila on Sim Simma Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] last_img read more

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A lot to be gained from the greening of Limerick

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The only trees that are on Limerick’s O’Connell Street.Photo: Cian ReinhardtLimerick needs to develop an urban greening strategy that sets hard targets and encourages public involvement. That’s according to Rian Mac Giobúin, founder of EireannachTharLear.comLIMERICK Council recently unveiled a plaque at a “living wall” outside its offices on Merchant’s Quay which will be planted with creepers and pollinator friendly plants to mark Limerick becoming a European Green Leaf City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick received the designation for demonstrating a good environmental record and having the capacity to act as a ‘green ambassador’ and encourage other cities to progress towards better sustainability.The tree lined streets of StockolmGreen and living walls have become a popular way for towns and cities to improve air quality, provide habitat to wildlife, and save on energy costs as they keep buildings warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.However, if Limerick is to really become a ‘green ambassador’ and encourage other cities to become more sustainable, it requires much more than a modest “living wall”.Limerick needs to carry out a census of existing trees and green space in the city and develop a plan that sets hard targets and offers incentives for the public and businesses to get involved, like what has been done in other cities across the globe.In New York, property owners can request to have a tree planted on their street for free. Each location requested is surveyed to make sure there are no conflicts with surrounding infrastructure and that the site is suitable for a tree to grow. If it is, it’s added to a list of sites to be planted during the next planting season.Vancouver developed an Urban Forest Strategy that introduced initiatives to encourage tree planting and planted almost 150,000 trees in ten years. Paris is aiming to cover 50 per cent of the city in fully porous, planted areas by 2030.According to the Geographical Society of Ireland, Limerick has a tree canopy of just 11 per cent, contrasting poorly with Stockholm (57 per cent), Helsinki (49 per cent) and Warsaw (36 per cent).This is perhaps unsurprising considering that O’Connell Street currently has only three trees planted in the ground, while there are no trees at all on Mallow Street, Hartstonge Street, Quinlan Street, Cecil Street, Lower Cecil Street, The Crescent, Roches Street, Catherine Place or Sarsfield Street.In fact, there are only two streets in the city centre with more than ten trees planted in the ground – Thomas Street and Bedford Row.Trees and green infrastructure such as natural areas, parks, green roofs and walls make our cities more liveable by reducing carbon dioxide, by removing air pollutants that can trigger respiratory illnesses, and by boosting wellbeing, safety and prosperity.US researchers have shown that trees reduce hospital visits and reduce the number of days taken off work. Several other studies have shown that green spaces contribute to better mental health, by alleviating stress, promoting social ties in the community, decreasing fears of violent crime and serving as a sign of investment in the neighbourhood.Green space also inspires people to walk or cycle more frequently and city trees can enhance traffic calming measures, making our cities safer and nicer places to be. Tall trees give the perception that a street is narrower than it really is, which results in drivers slowing down. Closely spaced trees give a similar effect by creating the illusion of speed.Trees also protect people and buildings from wind and can absorb up to 60 per cent of rainfall, something that could be particularly helpful in Ireland. Installing green walls or green spaces on the roofs of buildings can provide insulation, resulting in significant energy savings for residents and businesses.Trees and other green infrastructure also provide shelter and food for birds and other wildlife. Biodiversity is vital to a healthy urban environment and can provide a boost for the economies and resources of a city, providing tourist attractions or sources of revenue as well as making the city feel more alive and fulfilling for citizens.As the Irish economy grows, Limerick will increasingly find itself competing with towns and cities across Europe and the rest of Ireland for investment. The presence of good parks, squares, gardens and other public spaces will become a vital business and marketing tool as companies are attracted to locations that offer well-designed, well-managed public places, and these in turn attract customers, employees and services.In town centres, pleasant and well-maintained environments increase the number of people visiting retail areas, providing a boost to city centre retail struggling to compete with the growth of out-of-town shopping centres and on-line shopping.Limerick can be a leader in the area of sustainability, tree planting and green infrastructure, but to do so it needs to pay more than just lip service to the idea and it needs to develop a cross party plan that includes ambitious hard targets that can be used to measure success.If this comes to pass, Limerick can become a healthier, safer and more attractive place for people to live, work and visit. Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Previous articleCiara ditches the mind games on 1000 kilometre runNext articleNew Technological University Moves One Step Closer as LIT/AIT Consortium Announces Project Management Structure Editor Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsA lot to be gained from the greening of LimerickBy Editor – January 25, 2020 699 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedinlast_img read more

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Almost one quarter of the Irish population is living in a jobless household

first_imgNews Facebook Almost one quarter of the Irish population is living in a jobless household Previous articleHospital not declaring vomiting bug outbreak pending test resultsNext articleMotorists warned of ice and frost in and around Letterkenny News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Pinterest Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – December 11, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Almost one quarter of the Irish population is living in a jobless household.The finding is contained in a report to be published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute.The report also found that children and people with disabilities account for more than half of those who are living in jobless households.This report from the ESRI is based on the CSO’s National Survey of Household Income and Living Standards.It finds that the percentage of people living in jobless households increased very rapidly after the start of the recession: from 15 per cent in 2007 to 22 per cent in 2010.While this is part due to a rise in unemployment – it is also because compared to their EU counterparts – jobless adults here are LESS likely to live with someone who’s working – and MORE likely to live with children.Over a third of those living in jobless households were children, while nearly 1 in 5 were adults with a disability.The report highlights the vital role played by welfare payments in lifting jobless households out of poverty.And it warns that if adults in jobless households are to be brought back into the workforce – there must be a broad range of policies, including childcare and supports for people with a disability. Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

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Budget 2010 – at a glance

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – December 9, 2009 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Budget 2010 – at a glance News Public Service PayCuts of more than €1bn in the public service pay bill.There will be pay cuts across the public sector from January 1, starting at 5% for those earning below €30,000 a year.There will be cuts of 7.5% on the next €40,000 and 10% on the next €55,000 after that.Public servants on higher pay bands will have pay cuts of 8% for those between €125,000 and €165,000.Cuts will be 12% from €165,000 to €200,000 and 15% for those above €200,000. The Taoiseach’s pay will drop by 20%.TourismTourism budget next year to be increased to increase tourist numbers by 3% – includes threefold increase to 22 million in investment in visitor attractions.Senior citizens abroad to be offered vouchers for discount rail travel here to atrract them as touristsEnergy130 million to be provided for energy efficiency measures including retrofitting of homes – potential to create 5,000 jobs next year aloneCorpTax12.5% rate of Corporation Tax is “here to stay”CarsVRT releifs of up to 2,500 per plug-in hybrid cars to be extended for further two years to Dec 2012New scrappage scheme from January 1st next for full year – 1,500 for 10 year or older car traded in for environmentally friendly carvatreduces VAT to 21 percent, reversing half percent rise of October 2008SmokingNO changes to price of tobacco because of “massive cigarette smuggling”BoozeExcise duty cut to allow 12 cent drop per pint of beer or cider14 cent off half glass of spirits60 cent cut per bottle of wineMortgagesAny homeowner in negative equity whose mortgage interest relief is due to expire in 2010 will continue to receive for a further seven years to 2017Mortgage Interest Relief to be ABOLISHED completely by 2017. Guaranteed relief at current levels for anyone who takes out a loan on a house before July 1 2011.Medical cardsNew 50 cent charge per item on prescriptions for those on medical cardsSocial WelfareNew applicants for job seekers and supplementary welfare for those aged 20 and 21 will see benefit cut to 100 euro per week and 150 per week for those aged between 22 and 24Government intends to introduce a National Solidarity Bond aimed at small investors – allowing people to lend money to the country – full details in New Year136 million to be provided for an additional 26,000 training places and supports, bringing total places available for unemployed to 180,000TaxReform of tax system in 2011 to just two charges on income- single contribution replacing PRSI/Health Levy and Income Levy- income tax will apply on progressive basis to those with higher incomesHigher earners benefitting from reliefs will see rate rise from 20 to 30 percent in 2010 tax yearAll Irish nationals – regardless of where they are domiciled – to be charged levy of 200,000 euro per year if worldwide income above 1 millionCarbontaxCarbon Tax of 15 euro per tonne being introduced- will apply to petrol and diesel from midnight tonight- to other fuels from next May- vouched fuel allowance scheme for those dependent on those fuels Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleLocal firms urged to apply for olympic contractsNext articleFree Buncrana parking motion withdrawn News Highland Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more

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COVID-19 And Relief Under RERA- A Critical Analysis

first_imgColumnsCOVID-19 And Relief Under RERA- A Critical Analysis DISHA GOYAL2 Jun 2020 10:07 PMShare This – xThe pandemic COVID-19 outbreak has created a huge impact on the economy. Which in turn pushed sentiment in real estate to its all-time lowest level. It has affected not only the residential and but also the commercial real estate sector. The residential sector has been facing a lower demand, which has now put the developers in dilemma regarding taking a risk by launching any…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe pandemic COVID-19 outbreak has created a huge impact on the economy. Which in turn pushed sentiment in real estate to its all-time lowest level. It has affected not only the residential and but also the commercial real estate sector. The residential sector has been facing a lower demand, which has now put the developers in dilemma regarding taking a risk by launching any new projects. Since because of various factors such as shortage of material and labour, construction for on-going projects are already stalled. Amidst this fear, the other concern revolving around in almost every sector across the globe is about whether pandemic COVID-19 would be considered as ‘force majeure’. A lot of scholars, writers, analysts around the world have tried analyzing this issue and expressed their opinion regarding the same. Every Authority at their level is trying to make an effort to deal with the situation created due to pandemic COVID-19. Recently, looking at the hardship being faced by the developers concerning their real estate project, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka allowed certain relaxations in terms of compliances under Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (“Act”) and their respective RERA Rules. Further on 13.05.2020, the Central Government announced that COVID-19 be treated as an event of force majeure under RERA. It also advised respective State/UTs Real Estate Regulatory Authorities to Suo moto provide an extension in registration and completion date by 6 months along with certain other relaxations. Such measures were announced to destress real estate developers and ensure completion of projects so that home buyers can get delivery of their booked houses with new timelines. Likewise, in prevailing circumstances, Rajasthan Real Estate Regulatory Authority (“Authority”) took into consideration the practical difficulties such as availability of workers, material, finance being faced by the developers due to lockdown. Consequently, in efforts to deal with this, the Authority vide its order dated 13.05.2020 bearing no. F1(146) RJ/RERA/2020/848 (“Order”) ordered that for the purpose of Section 6 of the Act and Rule 7 of Rajasthan Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2017 (“Rajasthan RERA Rules”), pandemic COVID-19 is a case of force majeure. Additionally, under the said Order, the Authority issued certain directions pertaining to the same. However, the said Order led to the rise of a plethora of questions such as (i) Are the relaxations provided under the said Order safeguarding the interest of allottees in any manner? (ii) Is the Authority in the façade of COVID-19 being considered as force majeure, allowed to pass directions not in consonance with the preamble of the Act itself? This article would elucidate about such issues and exhibit a comparative analysis of the same with the orders issued by various other State’s Regulatory Authorities. The Order issued by the Authority provides direction regarding extension of the estimated finish date and validity of registration whereby extension by 12 months has been allowed in respect of all the real estate projects that were registered and not already completed, lapsed, or revoked as on 19.03.2020. However, an important facet to note here is that the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs vide its memorandum dated 13.05.2020 advised the State’s regulatory authorities to issue suitable orders/directions to automatically extend the registration and completion date or revised completion date or extended completion date by a period of 6 months and further advised to consider an extension for another period up to 3 months at their discretion if required to do so. Also, the various State’s regulatory authorities such as that of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Chattisgarh have issued orders providing an extension for a period ranging from 3 months to 6 months. Such a period of the extension seems to be reasonable on the ground that the nationwide lockdown has suspended the performance of services by such a period. However, the Authority in abuse of its discretion to allow extension by a period of 12 months for all real estate projects in Rajasthan has failed to maintain the balance of interest between the developer and the allottee concerning their real estate project. In consonance with the memorandum issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the period for which activities were suspended due to lockdown, the extension should be allowed to the developers only for a reasonable period. Hence, presently there is a dire need to reduce period of extension regarding the estimated finish date and validity of registration by the Authority to create fairness among the interest of developers and allottees. In addition to this, the Order further specifies direction pertaining to the moratorium on interest and compensation. It has been stated under the said Order that owing to force majeure, no interest and compensation will be payable under Section 12 or Section 18 of the Act for the period covered by aforesaid extension in estimated finish date of the project. In this regard, it is pertinent to highlight that pandemic COVID-19 and consequently, the imposition of lockdown has slowed down the economy. Such circumstances have caused hardship not only to the developers but also to the allottee in general because of several factors such as pay cuts, job layoffs, cash flow, or liquidity issues in the business. However, imposing a moratorium on interest and compensation for a period of 12 months has been an unfavourable step for the allottees. The Authority has neglected adversities being faced by the allottees. No relief has been provided to the allottees to ease out their hardship caused due to prevailing circumstances. The Authority has disregarded the ground of reasonability and issued an arbitrary order thus, reflecting that under the sham of COVID-19, the Authority is trying to recoup the stilted real estate sector at the cost of consumers. Further, the Order also mentions direction relating to the moratorium on the execution of refund orders. It has been stated in the said Order that up to 31.03.2021, no coercive steps will be taken by the Authority for the execution of refund orders issued in the past or that may come to be issued in the meanwhile. The significant aspect to notice here is that the preamble of the Act states that it is an Act to ‘protect the interest of consumers’ in the real estate sector. Also, Rule 18 of the Rajasthan RERA Rules provides that any refund along with the applicable interest and compensation, if any, payable by the promoter in terms of the provisions of Section 18 of the Act shall be payable by the promoter to the allottee within forty-five (45) days from the date on which such refund along with interest and compensation, if any, becomes due. A lot of allottees in the past have already been suffering due to non-adherence of refund orders by the promoters by not refunding the amount within the specified timelines. Adding to this real struggle of allottees, the Authority by the issuance of the direction of not taking any coercive action even in respect of refund orders issued in past has frustrated the basic objective or the intent of this legislation and has also created more trouble for the allottees. Such direction issued by the Authority in no manner serves to protect the interest of consumers in the real estate sector. The other State’s regulatory authorities such as that of Maharashtra has issued direction stating that any refund order under Rule 19 of Maharashtra RERA Rules, which becomes due during force majeure period, is allowed to be executed in a period extending up to 1 month after expiry of force majeure period. Further, any amount due under Section 40 of the Act, during the force majeure period, shall be recovered any time after the expiry of the force majeure event. The Maharashtra RERA while issuing the direction, has taken into consideration the difficulty being faced by the developers regarding liquidity however, at the same time said direction has not created much of trouble for allottees. The Maharashtra RERA has allowed extension for a reasonable period considering the ground of fairness, equity, and justice dissimilar to the Authority issuing direction for not taking any coercive action for the execution of refund order for a period of a whole one year. In times of pandemic COVID-19 which is being considered as ‘force majeure’, it is imperative for the State’s regulatory authorities to issue directions considering all the aspects such as pay cuts, jobs layoffs, liquidity crunch, shortage of material and labour affecting both the interested parties i.e allottees and the developers. The directions issued in this regard should not be detrimental to the interest of both the parties or arbitrary rather it should be grounded upon the principle of reasonableness, fairness, and equity. This would create a balance of interest among both the affected parties. Correspondingly, such directions would act as an effective step in reducing hardship, trouble being faced by the parties concerning their real estate project.Views Are Personal Only Next Storylast_img read more

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Old Lifford Army Barracks could finally get new lease of life

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleIrish Water holding information evening on Moville Sewerage SchemeNext articleBrexit deal could be approved this Sunday News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – November 22, 2018 Old Lifford Army Barracks could finally get new lease of life Facebook Google+ Google+ Pinterest The Old Army Barracks in Lifford could finally get a new lease of life.The historic building has been in Council ownership since 2016 however, to date the building, while maintained, is currently not in use.A new proposal is now up for consideration which would see the Department of employment affairs use a section of the building for the provision of enhanced community services.Local Cllr. Gerry Crawford is hopeful that this step will pave the way for more services to be housed within the building:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/crawfghgfhgfford1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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