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Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey
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Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey

Aug 24th 2021, 11:04 AM 10,266 Views 13 Comments

In 20% of cases, retailers said they had no engagement from their landlord on the issue of arrears.

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
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Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 36,149 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical
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Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical

May 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,907 Views 64 Comments
  • Three of the country's main banks have around 600 vacant properties on their books, Christina Finn writes.
  • The Peter McVerry Trust says anything that can be done to bring vacant properties back into use should be done.
'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out
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'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Mar 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 36,177 Views 71 Comments

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
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Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,661 Views 42 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman
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Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman

Oct 9th 2019, 5:17 PM 34,102 Views 0 Comments

The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
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# Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,540 Views 61 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year
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# Rtb

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year

Jul 31st 2019, 10:30 PM 12,198 Views 9 Comments

One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
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Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Jul 11th 2019, 11:34 AM 10,302 Views 33 Comments

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
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# Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

May 21st 2019, 9:34 PM 18,735 Views 46 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
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# Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,871 Views 40 Comments

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
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'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,549 Views 121 Comments

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway
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A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway

Jan 24th 2019, 6:01 AM 12,488 Views 18 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board has issued a tender for the survey to be carried out.

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings
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The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Dec 31st 2018, 1:02 PM 18,307 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

Poll: Should TDs who are landlords abstain from votes on anti-eviction legislation?
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Poll: Should TDs who are landlords abstain from votes on anti-eviction legislation?

Dec 13th 2018, 9:28 AM 30,166 Views 111 Comments

Varadkar said TDs who are landlords can make a distinction between personal and public interests.

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
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# Evictions

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest

Dec 12th 2018, 10:17 PM 18,066 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws
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# Residential Tenancies Act

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

Dec 11th 2018, 12:01 AM 27,989 Views 72 Comments

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
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# Renting Rights

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

Nov 18th 2018, 8:10 AM 21,397 Views 78 Comments

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold
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Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold

Oct 12th 2018, 7:15 AM 124,089 Views 141 Comments

In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'
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# Housing

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,852 Views 29 Comments

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords
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Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Oct 9th 2018, 6:38 PM 29,722 Views 80 Comments

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
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# Homelessness

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,222 Views 12 Comments

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories
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# Threshold

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories

Jul 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 70,241 Views 119 Comments

In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017
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# Residential Tenancies

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017

Jul 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 12,701 Views 56 Comments

A number of record-breaking statistics dominate the Residential Tenancies Board’s annual report for 2017.

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions
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# Housing

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Apr 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,624 Views 49 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws
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Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws

Apr 17th 2018, 1:47 PM 33,006 Views 112 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

Hundreds of Dublin residents without power and water 'for up to 7 days' due to basement fire
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Hundreds of Dublin residents without power and water 'for up to 7 days' due to basement fire

Mar 22nd 2018, 6:08 AM 21,533 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the fire, which has started in the basement of the Rialto block on Monday evening.

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property
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# Receivers

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Mar 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,038 Views 64 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak
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# Getting Boomier

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak

Feb 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 39,836 Views 109 Comments

The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Daft.ie Rent Report found.

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'
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'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 38,921 Views 87 Comments

The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.

Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices
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# Rental Properties

Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices

Jan 12th 2018, 3:21 PM 23,754 Views 88 Comments

In 2016, there were 553 dispute cases regarding eviction orders made to the Residential Tenancies Board.

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
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# Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 27,645 Views 24 Comments

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week
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# Illegal Eviction

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week

Dec 20th 2017, 8:44 PM 12,046 Views 48 Comments

The RTB director said that the it was working to make sure landlords were “doing the right thing” across a number of areas when it came to renting.

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits
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# Rental Prices

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:10 AM 32,261 Views 73 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector'
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# Opinion

'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector'

Nov 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,758 Views 55 Comments

Landlords need to fear the consequences of breaking the law, writes John-Mark McCafferty.

'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords
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# Rental Crisis

'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords

Nov 3rd 2017, 9:07 AM 27,833 Views 96 Comments

The Prime Time Investigates programme highlighted how some landlords were charging over 20 people hundreds of euro a month.

Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages
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# Courts

Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages

Oct 31st 2017, 10:12 PM 26,689 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Dawid Szafirowski, now aged six, had three times been referred to accident and emergency units and twice detained for treatment of his illness.

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals
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# Demand And Supply

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals

Sep 19th 2017, 8:08 PM 35,161 Views 55 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'
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# John Halligan

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

Sep 3rd 2017, 3:01 PM 17,727 Views 87 Comments

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
# Rent Pressure Zones
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# Rent Pressure Zones

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Aug 22nd 2017, 1:34 PM 22,555 Views 107 Comments

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

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