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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 21 February, 2017


# rent - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

This Henry Street building could be yours for €18 million

42-43 Henry Street produces an annual rent of €864,459.

# rent - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

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”.

# rent - Monday 13 February, 2017

Businesses are snapping up Dublin offices that haven't even been built yet

Savills chairman Roland O’Connell said that pre-letting is emerging because it delivers benefits for all parties in the market.

# rent - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Financial madness or 'a shot in the arm'? Changes to mortgage-to-rent scheme

18,380 social housing supports were provided to people in 2016, according to a progress report on the government’s housing plan.

# rent - Monday 30 January, 2017

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

# rent - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Airbnb hosts in Dublin made €52 million last year

A new report shows that the typical Airbnb host made €4,900.

Over 80% of rents are too expensive for people on housing benefits

The snapshot from the Simon Community finds private rented supply down 44% since May 2015.

# rent - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

National Transport Authority to lose nearly €1m after 'taking the hit' on subletting offices

The issue arose when the Taxi Regulator was absorbed into the NTA, and its premises was transferred to the NTA’s.

# rent - Monday 23 January, 2017

Up to 70 people renting in 'dangerous, unhealthy and cramped' Dublin house, court hears

‘Up to 17 individuals were in one room and about 36 people were housed in the basement.’

# rent - Monday 26 December, 2016

Unemployed under-26s now have to pay less towards their rent supplement

They’ll save up to €80 a month.

# rent - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today

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

# rent - Friday 16 December, 2016

Renting near Dublin's train lines is expensive (and it's getting pricier)

There’s a premium to be near a Dart or Luas stop.

# rent - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have reached a deal on rents

Without Fianna Fáil, the government would not be in a position to pass the legislation.

# rent - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'The government has published more reports than built houses'

This is the penultimate Leaders’ Questions before the Christmas break.

# rent - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Fianna Fáil want 'rent pressure zones' extended to Galway, Limerick, and Waterford

Zones are envisaged in Dublin and Cork.

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

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

"We're very worried" - Resident feels he's being forced out of home by 28% rent increase

Residents of Cruise Park in Tyrrelstown feel they are not being treated fairly by their landlord.

The biggest concern among renters? Not being able to afford upcoming rent increases

Threshold is calling for an NCT-style accreditation to ensure rental housing meets an acceptable standard.

# rent - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# rent - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

# rent - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

# rent - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Grafton Street is the 13th most expensive main street to rent on in the world

The cost per square metre per year is now €3,327.

# rent - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Lease out a room through Airbnb? New guidelines could be on the way

Simon Coveney has said local authorities and property owners don’t always know where they stand.

# rent - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Landlord who claims tenants trashed her house awarded €12,000 in unpaid rent

The Residential Tenancies Board had already granted the woman a determination.

# rent - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

People on rent supplement can't afford to rent 80% of properties

It found that there were 518 properties to rent over the snapshot period in ten locations.

# rent - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?

The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.

# rent - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Not just Dublin: Cork city sees the biggest rise in average rent prices

Dublin and Cork city saw significant rises in rental prices, while counties in the north/northwest offer the most affordable prices.

# rent - Friday 17 June, 2016

"Don't blame landlords for the current housing crisis"

IPOA Chair Stephen Faughnan argues that landlords are being priced out of the rental market.

# rent - Monday 13 June, 2016

Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard

Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.

# rent - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Rents in Dublin have now smashed through their highest Celtic Tiger price level

The pace of price growth has slowed in recent times, however.

# rent - Friday 3 June, 2016

Dublin City Council says fulltime Airbnb rentals need planning permission

The council recently ruled an apartment in Temple Bar was not exempt from the requirement to get planning permission because of the change of use.

# rent - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Rents across the country at 2008 levels as housing supply hits an all-time low

Rents rose by 16% in Cork since last year.

# rent - Saturday 19 March, 2016

“Everything should be free” brigade rowing in on housing isn’t helping

We need to make it easier for developers to make a fair margin on affordable homes, writes Aaron McKenna.

# rent - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# rent - Friday 8 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge This viral rental ad reaches a whole new level of grim Keep It Clean

This viral rental ad reaches a whole new level of grim

Ah, the property market.

# rent - Friday 25 December, 2015

I’m normal, I always pay bills and I’ve no weird habits, but I still can’t find a room to rent

I’ve queued up with over 30 people to get into view a house. Then you have to pitch yourself, X-Factor style, as to why they should pick you.

# rent - Sunday 20 December, 2015

‘I’d love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I’d be homeless myself’

“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”

# rent - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Department insists no issue with Joan Burton’s ‘unusual and concerning’ letter to constituents

The letters were delivered in Oireachtas envelopes and headed paper.

# rent - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?

One charity is asking them to consider it.

# rent - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s what only a few stops on Dublin’s rail lines can do to your rent Red Line Issue

Here’s what only a few stops on Dublin’s rail lines can do to your rent

Tenants are paying a premium of up to 30% to move one stop.

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