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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 17 July, 2018


# rent - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

# rent - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Case filed against student accommodation provider that plans to increase rent by 18%

NUI Students Union said, “NUI Galway can’t become an elitist university only accessible to those who can afford ever rising rent.”

# rent - Monday 11 June, 2018

'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home

Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.

# rent - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays

The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.

# rent - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge 11 of the saddest properties available to rent in Dublin this May Yall Mind If I Scream

11 of the saddest properties available to rent in Dublin this May

Another month, another pile of miserable properties on the market.

# rent - Friday 4 May, 2018

Average rents in Dublin have hit a new record high of €1,875 a month

According to Daft, average rents for properties listed on its website rose nationwide by an average of 11.5% in the year to the end of March.

# rent - Thursday 3 May, 2018

A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes

The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.

# rent - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Rental prices: These are the most expensive Dart and Luas stops to live next to

Sandymount Dart station is the most expensive station to live near, with monthly rents averaging at €2,282.

# rent - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'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?’

# rent - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'It's infuriating': Tenants frustrated as minister hails 'slowdown' in rent rises

Minister Eoghan Murphy described a slowdown in rent growth in Dublin as “positive”, but renters are still feeling the effect of rent increases.

# rent - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

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.

# rent - Monday 12 March, 2018

'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.

# rent - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas

While certainly not the cause of the housing crisis, campaigners say legislation is needed to prevent it exacerbating the problem further.

# rent - Saturday 24 February, 2018

How tech firms outside Dublin are luring staff away from the capital

Companies in Cork, Limerick and Galway are targeting workers increasingly priced out of Ireland’s main city.

# rent - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Minister says there are rents in Dublin 'at a fraction of headline figures'

“I know everybody always quotes the high areas, but there are rents available at a fraction of the cost quoted on the headline figures.”

# rent - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'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 Rent Report found.

# rent - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

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

The bill has received cross-party support

# rent - Friday 12 January, 2018

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.

# rent - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# rent - Monday 11 December, 2017

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

# rent - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

The average cost of rent in Ireland has never, ever, ever been higher

Overall, rents are now 16% higher than their 2008 peak.

# rent - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?

It’s been described as a ‘back door’ for terminating leases.

# rent - Friday 13 October, 2017

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.

# rent - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

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.

Government pledges to take on landlords who are trying to 'get around' rent control rules

Nationally, the average rent across all properties in Q2 stood at €1,017 – which is €63 higher than the same period last year.

# rent - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Almost a quarter of renters now pay more than €1,300 a month for accommodation

The Residential Tenancies Board publishes its annual report for 2016 today.

# rent - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Got questions or stories about looking for student accommodation? We want to hear from you

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear your stories and your questions.

Almost €1000 a month for a room where the bed is next to the oven: Trying to find a place to live in Dublin

With rental prices high and supply low, renting in Dublin is truly a seller’s market.

# rent - Monday 21 August, 2017

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live

With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.

# rent - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?

New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.

# rent - Friday 4 August, 2017

Calls for Minister to intervene as residents of entire apartment block weeks away from being evicted

The complex in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, is due to be refurbished.

# rent - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Cheaper food, but higher rent: Living wage increases to €11.70 an hour

The current housing crisis has been the main driver of the increased wage rate.

# rent - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Ireland's largest-ever portfolio of rental properties is on sale for €425m-plus

The four developments, which are yet to be finished, are scattered across Dublin.

# rent - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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

Only two properties in 11 locations were available to rent for a single person on State rent benefits.

# rent - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Judge orders probe as families claim they were paying rent to random man called Brian

The elusive ‘Brian’ has no connection to the owner of the property nor was he sanctioned to collect rent, High Court hears.

# rent - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Ireland's largest private landlord gets ahead of rent caps with its €2,750-per-month units

But the company is apparently having no trouble finding tenants for its Dublin properties.

Should compulsory purchase orders be used for vacant properties?

Fianna Fail thinks they should.

The average rent in Ireland is now €1,131 - and there aren't many places to rent

In Dublin, rents are up 13.9%, with the average property in the capital costing €1,668 a month.

# rent - Friday 28 April, 2017

A Dublin landlord is offering a discount... but only if you pay 12 months' rent upfront

Threshold said that requiring tenants to pay more rent upfront is on the increase.

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