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This week's vital property news: Rentals must now offer freezers and dryers

And a wander into Emily Ratajkowski’s artsy loft in downtown LA.

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The Big Movers

Landlords will have to provide an oven, microwave and dryer or yard under new rules

As of 1 of July this year, landlords will now be required to meet minimum standards of accommodation and facilities in rental properties – including providing a freezer, a dryer or a yard for a clothesline, and access to a washing machine in the building.

A high-tech hotel backed by Denis O’Brien will open in Dublin next July

The first ever high-tech Aloft hotel will open next July in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties, near St Patrick’s Cathedral. Backed by billionaire media tycoon Denis O’Brien, the hotel will have 202 rooms which can be controlled using a tablet or smartphone.

A third of people struggle to pay their rent or mortgage

The latest survey from Focus Ireland also found that one in nine people nationwide are worried that they will lose their home, while a third struggle to afford either their rent or mortgage each month.

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Under Construction

Des Res

She’s currently in the headlines for calling out a journalist who claimed that First Lady of the United States Melania Trump was a “hooker” at a dinner thrown by Diane Von Furstenburg for New York Fashion Week.

Have a look inside model and actress Emily Ratajkowski’s artsy downtown loft in Los Angeles (it used to be a factory), as she shows off her art and record collection.

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