A significant day lies ahead for Mica homeowners as they await the final report of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
The independent body is set to recommend a new model for the estimated rebuild costs of Mica-affected homes, with the controversial sliding scale announced last year to be dropped.
The proposals will instead recommend a system that will see an estimated rebuild cost given for eight different types of houses.
The report is due to be issued to Housing Minister Darragh O Brien first before it is published to homeowners.
Michael Doherty, PRO of the Mica Action Group, said the report will determine the figures for homeowners’ rebuild budgets, but issues remain.
In a weekly update to members, he said: “We know there will be issues. The 2007 regulations are in there, we are not happy with, but that’s not the SCSI’s fault. That is down to the department that basically made that part of the remit for them.”
Mr Doherty said the department will have to make a line item for the professional fees, which are not due to be in the report, and could cost up to €15,000.
Overall it’s due to be a crucial day in the campaign for a redress scheme that delivers.
“It’s a big big day for when we get the SCSI announcement out from the Minister,” Mr Doherty said.