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Environmental sciences, Construction engineering, Sociology, Social topics, Political science, Urban studies (Planning and development)
The economic survey on Ireland by the OECD (issue 5 2008) proposed phasing out policies that distort the housing market, which in turn could help to dampen future housing cycles and maintain competitiveness in the economy.
Specifically it suggests that tax breaks favouring owner occupation contributes to making housing expensive and that these effects could be reduced either by “limiting mortgage tax relief… or by implementing a property tax”.
Power, T., ''Tax Treatment Encourages Residential Investment'', Property Valuer, Vol 27, No 2, Spring 2006. doi:10.21427/4m41-vp68