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# rent pressure zones

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2022
# Housing Crisis
Call for Government to close rent pressure zone loopholes
The calls come amid reports that a US property giant plans to push up rents over current rent pressure zone limits.
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# Rent cap
New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies
The new legislation also proposes to provide enhanced tenancy protection by making a ‘Part 4’ tenancy one of unlimited duration.
# rent pressure zones
Government approves a 2% cap on rents in Rent Pressure Zones
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said that a 2% rent increase cap in RPZs will “do little to halt rising rents”.
# rent pressure zones
Watchdog warns landlords breaking cap as rents spike 7%
The increase may indicate an “unacceptable level of non-compliance” with regulations, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
# rent pressure zones
President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.
# rent pressure zones
The 4% rent hike rule is being scrapped - now any increase will be decided by inflation
The new rules are set to come in this month.
# Renting
Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
In Rent Pressure Zones, the maximum rent increase permitted is 4% per annum.
Where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in an RPZ, a total increase of 8% increase can apply.
Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades
Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
# rent index
Five more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as national average monthly rent stays over €1,200
There is currently a rent freeze and a ban on evictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
# the candidate podcast
The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises
Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.
# locked out
Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.
# rent freeze
'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.
# Renting
A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400
Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.
# rent pressure zones
'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.
# rising rents
Another two areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to soar
Macroom, Cork and Carlow met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.
# Renting
Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.
# residential tenancies bill
Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.
# short-term let
Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street
The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.
# Housing Crisis
Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021
RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support an immediate rent freeze in Ireland?
Limerick City East and Navan have now been designated Rent Pressure Zones.
# soaring rents
Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise
Limerick City East and Navan met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.
# before the break
New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.
# rental crisis
'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.
# to let
The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month
Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.
# Rent controls
'Rent Pressure Zones are not working': What can be done to stop rising rents?
In Dublin, average rent rose by 12.4% year-on-year, and now sits at €1,875.
# rent index report
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 pressure zones
Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.
# rent pressure zones
Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'
The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has called for landlords to be treated more fairly.
# Expansion
Maynooth and Cobh to be subject to rent controls from midnight
Minister Simon Coveney made the announcement this morning.