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# buy-to-let

Last year
Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out
The housing expert says waiting for the market to fix the housing crisis is ‘like waiting for Godot’ – he’s calling on everyone to join the Raise the Roof protest.
Opinion: I am one of 'generation rent' - it sounds like a joke but we've stopped laughing
Conor Brummell says young people in Ireland feel they’ve been forgotten by all on the political spectrum.
All time
# vacant properties
Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical
The last quarter of 2020 found a significant decline in buy-to-let investors in the housing market,
Three of the country's main banks have around 600 vacant properties on their books, Christina Finn writes.
The Peter McVerry Trust says anything that can be done to bring vacant properties back into use should be done.
Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
# Sold
Ulster Bank sells portfolio of 3,175 mortgages to Pepper
There are 2,800 home loans and 375 buy-to-let loans included in the portfolio.
# non-performing loans
Permanent TSB to offer some landlords a chance to write-off their debt
There are no plans at present to extend the offer to mortgage customers of private households.
'Blaming' help-to-buy for property prices is just lazy
The numbers don’t stack up on claims that the scheme is a primary influence on an entire market, writes Karl Deeter.
# ics mortgages
A new 'niche' lender for property investors is tipped to compete with the banks
Dilosk has up to €200 million in finance for property buyers.
# Homeless Ireland 2016
The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen
Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.
# give me land
The company that lets you buy property for £50 has an eye on Ireland
Nearly a year after its launch, London-based Property Partner has its sights on international markets.
# debt problem
Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb
The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.
# Arrears
Buy-to-let mortgages have been "left to fester"
At the current rate, it will take 44 years to clear the buy-to-let arrears backlog.
# paying up
We paid back €700 million in mortgage debt in the first three months of the year
Debts owed across the board continue to fall, but buy-to-let loans are coming down at a slower rate.
# Keys Back
Here's how many houses the banks have repossessed so far this year
New data from the Central Bank also show mortgage arrears declining, although long term problems remain.
# fresh start
Refurbishment works to begin on Priory Hall - and there are hopes for a name change
The works are expected to take two years to complete.
# Property
Troika told that Ireland will speed up repossession processes
The latest MOU between the Irish government and the Troika shows that steps have been taken to ensure that when repossession is merited, the procedures will be “timely and accurate”.
Column: Tenants shouldn't pay the price for landlords struggling with mortgage repayments
There’s a crisis in the buy-to-let sector due to landlords falling into mortgage arrears and innocent tenants are getting caught in the chaos. Receivers have to realise people renting properties are not commodities, writes Bod Jordan.
# Mortgages
Doherty condemns AIB use of non-disclosure agreement for mortgage deals
Buy-to-let borrowers signing the agreement are requested not to disclose any details of negotiations with the bank, including the fact that they are happening.
# Your Say
Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue?
As painful and as stressful as it will be for those involved, do large scale property repossessions need to take place for Ireland to recover?
# Mortgages
AIB to sign up to government's 'mortgage to rent' scheme
State-controlled AIB will participate in the Keane Report’s suggestion allowing struggling mortgage holders to rent their homes.