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From TheJournal.ie Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission Explainer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords' Homelessness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway Renting

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should TDs who are landlords abstain from votes on anti-eviction legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest Evictions

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law Renting Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results' Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie €1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017 Residential Tenancies

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws Housing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Dublin residents without power and water 'for up to 7 days' due to basement fire Investigation

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak Getting Boomier

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices Rental Properties

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit Minority

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week Illegal Eviction

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits Rental Prices

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords Rental Crisis

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals Demand And Supply

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there' John Halligan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords' Rent Pressure Zones

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent Homelessness Crisis

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners Housing

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control' Rent Pressure Zones

Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has called for landlords to be treated more fairly.

From TheJournal.ie UK landlord bans 'coloured' people as they leave his properties 'smelling like curry' Backlash

UK landlord bans 'coloured' people as they leave his properties 'smelling like curry'

“And I’d do it again,” Fergus Wilson said.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords express 'absolute outrage' at new rent control plans Shellshocked

Landlords express 'absolute outrage' at new rent control plans

At a meeting last night, landlords urged the government to address issues of supply.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rules Housing

Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rules

Simon Coveney said the regulations “aim to ensure that properties tenants are renting are safe, efficient, durable and comfortable”.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps Building And Property

Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps

The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.

From TheJournal.ie Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today Housing Crisis

Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today

The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork Crisis Point

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

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