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Why we believe Minister Donohue should keep the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme

Minister Donohue should keep the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme

We know that we are experiencing an unprecedented housing shortage.

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We know that we are experiencing an unprecedented housing shortage. At this stage, it is accepted that the primary issue is the lack of supply of new homes and apartments for occupation and rent. While the government will continue to struggle to solve the problem in the short term, the crisis can (and will) be solved in the medium term by addressing supply.

Jim Clery, Head of Real Estate at KPMG finds that despite the controversy surrounding its introduction, we are seeing the ‘Help to Buy scheme’ contribute to additional supply of new homes and apartments. If the cost of the measure is considered reasonable, we believe it should be retained and allowed to do its job.

In this article, Jim explores the operation of the Help to Buy scheme. A summary of the relief can be seen at the end of this article.

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