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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 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?’

From TheJournal.ie There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month Property Bubble

There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month

The pressure on rent in Dublin appears to be having a ripple effect on nearby counties.

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.

Just 10 things that are cheaper than renting in Dublin

It’s cheaper to spend 2 weeks in Iceland than to rent in the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws Vacation Notice

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws

The bill has received cross-party support

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 Report shows rents in Dublin are going to keep going up by 5-6% until 2019 Housing

Report shows rents in Dublin are going to keep going up by 5-6% until 2019

The figures are contained in a rental report by property consultants Savills.

From TheJournal.ie Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters Threshold

Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters

Housing charity Threshold launched its 2016 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be an NCT-style system for privately rented accommodation? Renting This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an NCT-style system for privately rented accommodation?

There are calls for the introduction of severe penalties for landlords who place the lives and health of tenants at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him Housing

Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him

Licensee renters have very few of the same rights given to other tenants.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation Renting

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should landlords face fines up to €1 million for breaching health and safety regulations? Renting This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords face fines up to €1 million for breaching health and safety regulations?

An RTÉ Investigates documentary found dangerously overcrowded accommodation in sub-standard buildings in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares' Rté Investigates

16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'

A new investigation shows widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.

From TheJournal.ie The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address' Opinion

The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'

A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.

From TheJournal.ie Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector Renting

Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector

A letter sent to local authorities states owners should not be allowed to rent their properties for more than five nights in a row.

From TheJournal.ie Mother returned home from work to find rented home boarded up Mulhuddart

Mother returned home from work to find rented home boarded up

The Residential Tenancies Board has been granted an interim injunction ordering the landlord to allow the family to return.

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