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From TheJournal.ie Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out Coronavirus

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

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

From TheJournal.ie Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister Renting

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says Squeezed

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says

Tasc has said its report challenged the idea that people get into debt because of a “personal failing”.

From TheJournal.ie The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises The Candidate Podcast

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

From TheJournal.ie Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

From TheJournal.ie Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view Climate Action

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building 21 Aungier Street

Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building

There was opposition to using the building for homeless accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

From TheJournal.ie O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues O'Devaney Gardens

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400 Rent Freeze

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400 Renting

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400

Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.

From TheJournal.ie We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals? Housing Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable' Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

From TheJournal.ie Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4% Renting

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

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

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 Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them? Rent

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

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 Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview London

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

From TheJournal.ie New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers Housing Crisis

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

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 Dublin's Roomigo is on a mission to ease the headache of finding decent housemates Startups And Tech

Dublin's Roomigo is on a mission to ease the headache of finding decent housemates

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the ‘prop-tech’ company.

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 State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money Buying Vs Rent

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

From TheJournal.ie New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet Before The Break

New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.

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 'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar Rental Crisis

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords? Airbnb

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

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 Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website Ah Here

Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website

The listing for the Dublin property was removed after a backlash.

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 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 The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month To Let

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month

Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

From TheJournal.ie Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million Dublin

Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million

The vacancy rate in Dublin’s private rented sector has been below 2% for more than four years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam Renting

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.

6 ways of coping with the fact that the Boom is back

Rents are now higher than they were at the height of the Boom and frankly, we’re not able.

From TheJournal.ie 'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling' Opinion

'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling'

‘I want to move forward but I’m being forced to take a step back and move back home because of the current rental market’, writes Brigid O’Dea.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?' Renting

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'

Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?' Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

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