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# rent - Last month November 2022

Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year
# Housing
# Housing

Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year

Nov 3rd 2022, 9:33 AM 9,980 Views 52 Comments

An eviction ban is currently in place until 1 April 2023.

# rent - This year 2022

Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases
# Reaction
# Reaction

Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases

Oct 19th 2022, 3:17 PM 11,045 Views 10 Comments

Concerns have been raised about increasing borrowing limits when supply remains low.

Landlord group says it has 'deep-rooted' reservations about potential eviction ban
# Eviction Ban
# Eviction Ban

Landlord group says it has 'deep-rooted' reservations about potential eviction ban

Oct 10th 2022, 1:30 PM 19,940 Views 61 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien yesterday said he has been “exploring options” regarding an eviction ban.

Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach
# Housing
# Housing

Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach

Oct 6th 2022, 2:27 PM 7,383 Views 8 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has consulted with the AG on the issue.

€1,000 rent credit just a 'starting point', as housing minister says Govt will look to increase it
# Housing
# Housing

€1,000 rent credit just a 'starting point', as housing minister says Govt will look to increase it

Oct 1st 2022, 5:02 PM 23,106 Views 16 Comments

A €1,000 tax credit for 2022 and 2023 was announced this week as part of the budget.

FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days' rent in Dublin?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the renters' €500 tax credit just worth seven days' rent in Dublin?

Sep 28th 2022, 3:51 PM 14,697 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by a housing charity after the budget was announced.

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work

Sep 27th 2022, 9:08 PM 30,242 Views 53 Comments

The amount of pre-letting expenses landlords can claim has doubled.

New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 2:31 PM 29,423 Views 13 Comments

The tax credit can be claimed for 2022.

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How many current TDs own houses that they rent out?

Sep 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 40,126 Views 0 Comments
  • There are 160 TDs in the Dáil - but it isn't entirely straightforward to find out which of them also derive an income from renting houses.
  • An analysis by The Journal sought to find out, using the Dáil register of interests and by contacting individual TDs.
Poll: Do you want to see a rent freeze?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you want to see a rent freeze?

Sep 7th 2022, 10:50 AM 28,495 Views 49 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to introduce one in Scotland.

Donnelly says he doesn't believe his failure to renew RTB registration warrants his resignation
# Rental Property
# Rental Property

Donnelly says he doesn't believe his failure to renew RTB registration warrants his resignation

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:40 PM 27,240 Views 0 Comments

Donnelly admitted yesterday that he failed to renew a rental property with the RTB for three years.

'Unacceptable': Sinn Féin warn Meath TD over lapse in rental property RTB registration
# Housing
# Housing

'Unacceptable': Sinn Féin warn Meath TD over lapse in rental property RTB registration

Aug 26th 2022, 4:55 PM 45,519 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Guirke was warned that any future lapses ‘will result in disciplinary action from the party’.

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste

Updated Aug 19th 2022, 12:59 PM 65,684 Views 107 Comments
  • Varadkar says the Government needs to have "another go" at fixing the housing crisis
  • Renters need more help, declares Tánaiste
  • However, Budget 2023 will not have all the solutions to fix property situation
Action on rental sector 'does not necessarily' need to be on Budget day, says Varadkar
# Housing
# Housing

Action on rental sector 'does not necessarily' need to be on Budget day, says Varadkar

Aug 17th 2022, 4:31 PM 17,439 Views 25 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is pushing for tax breaks for landlords and a tax credit for renters.

'It's quite demoralising': Dozens queue for over an hour to view three-bed rental in Dublin
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It's quite demoralising': Dozens queue for over an hour to view three-bed rental in Dublin

Aug 17th 2022, 11:43 AM 103,260 Views 78 Comments

People who attended the viewing said they faced a wait of over an hour to even get into the house.

Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar

Aug 10th 2022, 3:16 PM 24,966 Views 34 Comments

The Tánaiste says it wouldn’t be fair to give a tax break to landlords if renters didn’t get something in the budget.

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
# Vacant Property Tax
# Vacant Property Tax

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years

Jun 23rd 2022, 1:27 PM 24,705 Views 27 Comments

Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.

Conditions attached to 15,000 planning permissions to prevent bulk purchasing by investors
# Housing
# Housing

Conditions attached to 15,000 planning permissions to prevent bulk purchasing by investors

Jun 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 19,560 Views 8 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will update Cabinet on the measures introduced last year.

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
# Housing
# Housing

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness

May 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,066 Views 6 Comments

The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

May 26th 2022, 9:15 AM 30,761 Views 67 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%
# Shocking
# Shocking

House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%

May 16th 2022, 2:07 PM 16,727 Views 48 Comments

Residential property prices hit a fresh seven-year high of 15.2% in March, according to new CSO figures.

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year

Apr 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 26,573 Views 82 Comments

The lowest rents for new tenancies were in Leitrim and stood at €740 per month.

Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use

Apr 13th 2022, 6:41 PM 21,913 Views 6 Comments

Nursing home residents will be able to keep 60% of rental income under changes to the scheme.

First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside
# Renting
# Renting

First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside

Apr 13th 2022, 5:56 PM 49,908 Views 54 Comments

18,000 cost-rental homes will be provided between now and 2030, said the housing minister.

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,415 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

# rent - Last year 2021

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

Dec 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,862 Views 39 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,528 Views 31 Comments

There has been much local opposition to a scheme in Drumcondra, which was approved this week.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Nov 10th 2021, 8:01 AM 27,741 Views 80 Comments

A new Daft.ie report shows rental homes available in Ireland have hit an ‘all-time low’.

'The system is weak': Just 29 sanctions for landlords in past year despite hundreds of investigations
# Regulation
# Regulation

'The system is weak': Just 29 sanctions for landlords in past year despite hundreds of investigations

Nov 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 20,830 Views 43 Comments
  • The majority of RTB investigations relate to alleged breaches of rent pressure zone rules, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Social Democrats TD Cian O'Callaghan said the sanction figures indicate the enforcement system is not working.
Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 13,755 Views 18 Comments

SocDems TD Cian O’Callaghan told the Dáil: “What does this Budget do for renters? Nothing.”

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 16th 2021, 9:03 PM 7,578 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Jul 14th 2021, 8:02 AM 38,592 Views 70 Comments

A survey has found on average, tenants are spending 36% of their monthly income on rent.

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:50 PM 49,444 Views 49 Comments

All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.

The 4% rent hike rule is being scrapped - now any increase will be decided by inflation
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

The 4% rent hike rule is being scrapped - now any increase will be decided by inflation

Jul 1st 2021, 12:30 AM 44,828 Views 76 Comments

The new rules are set to come in this month.

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
# Cabinet Plans
# Cabinet Plans

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 1:43 PM 65,094 Views 101 Comments
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien brought a memo to Cabinet today that will restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • The new rules, which will be in place before the next academic year, will ensure that students only have to pay one months' rent at a time.
  • Cabinet has also extended the current Covid-19 protections for renters until January 2022.
Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends

Updated May 28th 2021, 2:07 PM 88,644 Views 115 Comments
  • 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.
Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 23,503 Views 65 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,542 Views 91 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election
# Housing
# Housing

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election

May 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,438 Views 113 Comments

The FF parliamentary party meeting was told that the party was “drowning in the shadows of Fine Gael housing policy”.

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