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# renting - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
# Housing
# Housing

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

Thu 4:53 PM 9,834 Views 27 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

# renting - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

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 38,353 Views 70 Comments

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

# renting - Friday 9 July, 2021

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 48,954 Views 48 Comments

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

# renting - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 16,859 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

# renting - Friday 28 May, 2021

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 81,199 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.

# renting - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

May 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 37,835 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

# renting - Sunday 16 May, 2021

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories
# My Housing Story
# My Housing Story

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories

May 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,146 Views 85 Comments

In a follow-up to our Irish housing stories, here’s what it’s like living in a variety of countries across Europe and beyond.

# renting - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 17,018 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
# Renting
# Renting

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 24th 2021, 10:55 AM 19,409 Views 91 Comments

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.

# renting - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
# Arrears
# Arrears

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,234 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

# renting - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,602 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# renting - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,577 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

# renting - Friday 23 October, 2020

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
# Renting
# Renting

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,256 Views 22 Comments

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

# renting - Monday 19 October, 2020

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions
# Renting
# Renting

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 23,266 Views 31 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

# renting - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
# Renting
# Renting

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

Sep 24th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,844 Views 62 Comments

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# renting - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,937 Views 24 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

# renting - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May
# Daft.ie Report
# Daft.ie Report

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May

Jun 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,990 Views 22 Comments

The 39% spike is the highest one-month total for rental listings in the capital since August 2015.

# renting - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows
# Renting
# Renting

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

May 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,587 Views 29 Comments

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# renting - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic
# Frontline Lifeline
# Frontline Lifeline

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 1st 2020, 10:47 PM 33,447 Views 15 Comments

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

# renting - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 5:46 PM 106,757 Views 88 Comments

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Mar 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 36,170 Views 71 Comments

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

# renting - Friday 13 March, 2020

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords should show 'forbearance' during Covid-19 outbreak, says housing minister

Mar 13th 2020, 9:56 PM 80,729 Views 196 Comments

Eoghan Murphy also said that he would provide support to homeless services during the crisis.

# renting - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says
# Squeezed
# Squeezed

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says

Mar 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,286 Views 42 Comments

Tasc has said its report challenged the idea that people get into debt because of a “personal failing”.

# renting - Friday 24 January, 2020

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners - Micheál's manifesto promises

Jan 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,512 Views 81 Comments

Micheál Martin told The Candidate Podcast that he will reduce the rate rents rise in rent pressure zones.

# renting - Monday 13 January, 2020

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Just 5.5% of rental housing is within standard HAP limits, according to new report

Jan 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 18,701 Views 42 Comments

There is a notable shortage of one-bedroom housing for single people and couples, the Simon Communities said.

# renting - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,628 Views 43 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# renting - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building
# 21 Aungier Street
# 21 Aungier Street

Dublin City Council is spending €16,250 a month to rent an empty building

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:05 PM 40,591 Views 27 Comments

There was opposition to using the building for homeless accommodation.

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,662 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# renting - Monday 18 November, 2019

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues
# O'Devaney Gardens
# O'Devaney Gardens

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,200 Views 33 Comments

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

# renting - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400
# Rent Freeze
# Rent Freeze

'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400

Nov 12th 2019, 3:14 PM 18,808 Views 53 Comments

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400
# Renting
# Renting

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400

Nov 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 78,881 Views 110 Comments

Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.

# renting - Thursday 19 September, 2019

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,536 Views 61 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

# renting - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

Sep 18th 2019, 4:19 PM 37,011 Views 121 Comments

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

# renting - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
# Renting
# Renting

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Jul 11th 2019, 11:34 AM 10,289 Views 33 Comments

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

# renting - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
# Residential Tenancies Bill
# Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

May 21st 2019, 9:34 PM 18,731 Views 46 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

# renting - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?
# Rent
# Rent

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

May 19th 2019, 8:15 AM 34,565 Views 38 Comments

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

# renting - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,765 Views 40 Comments

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# renting - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview
# London
# London

Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview

Apr 16th 2019, 10:55 AM 62,600 Views 54 Comments

The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.

# renting - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

Jan 28th 2019, 1:33 PM 19,542 Views 53 Comments

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

# renting - Thursday 24 January, 2019

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway
# Renting
# Renting

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway

Jan 24th 2019, 6:01 AM 12,481 Views 18 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board has issued a tender for the survey to be carried out.

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