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Bunk beds in a property in Kilmainham, where 16 people were sharing a single room. RTÉ Investigates

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.

THE LACK OF minimum standards in rental accommodation has been highlighted recently with people sharing their horror stories.

An RTÉ Investigates documentary revealed that 64 people were renting in one house, with 16 people sharing a single bedroom.

The CEO of Threshold says we need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector.

It would mean that landlords would be obliged to prove compliance with minimum standards and fire safety before they could rent their properties.

So in today’s poll we’re asking, should there be an NCT-style system for privately rented accommodation?

Poll Results:

Yes  (6442)
No  (1573)
I don't know (232)

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