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# renting - This week 27th November 2022 - 2nd December 2022

Quarter of small landlords likely to sell rental properties in next five years, Committee to hear
# Renting
# Renting

Quarter of small landlords likely to sell rental properties in next five years, Committee to hear

Tue 8:04 AM 13,169 Views 26 Comments

The Joint Committee on Housing will meet at 3pm to discuss recent trends in the private rental sector.

# renting - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities

Nov 24th 2022, 2:07 PM 17,338 Views 43 Comments

Varadkar has said he wants the Housing for All plan implemented more quickly.

# renting - Last month November 2022

Taoiseach says housing plan is working, as McDonald calls it a 'social catastrophe'
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach says housing plan is working, as McDonald calls it a 'social catastrophe'

Nov 9th 2022, 4:17 PM 14,176 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien was criticised for comments he made during a Tonight Show debate yesterday.

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 9,981 Views 52 Comments

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

# renting - October October 2022

Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds
# ESRI
# ESRI

Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds

Oct 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,250 Views 20 Comments

The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute also found that income inequality is at a record low.

Eviction ban legislation passed by Dáil and Seanad
# Housing
# Housing

Eviction ban legislation passed by Dáil and Seanad

Oct 27th 2022, 6:22 PM 15,121 Views 12 Comments

Under the bill, all notices to quit that are issued over the period of the emergency ban will be deferred until at least the end of March 2023.

Minister for Housing says plan for ban on evictions will be time-limited
# Renting
# Renting

Minister for Housing says plan for ban on evictions will be time-limited

Updated Oct 17th 2022, 11:00 PM 14,258 Views 27 Comments

The three coalition leaders will discuss bringing in a moratorium on notices to terminate tenancies later today.

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.

# renting - This year 2022

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 7:58 AM 61,042 Views 30 Comments

Does my landlord need to be registered? What if I’m on HAP?

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 29,428 Views 13 Comments

The tax credit can be claimed for 2022.

Robert Troy asked housing minister to support landlords seeking to evict tenants during pandemic
# Renters
# Renters

Robert Troy asked housing minister to support landlords seeking to evict tenants during pandemic

Aug 24th 2022, 7:30 PM 37,042 Views 0 Comments

Troy questioned the minister about landlords in the process of securing evictions notices against “non-conforming tenants”.

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?

Aug 18th 2022, 10:18 AM 55,172 Views 57 Comments

Additional help for renters might feature in September’s Budget.

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.

SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit
# Housing
# Housing

SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit

Aug 8th 2022, 9:23 AM 22,703 Views 86 Comments

From April 2021 until the end of June 451 investigations have been initiated by the RTB against landlords.

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
# Housing
# Housing

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:43 PM 23,076 Views 32 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he will be expanding the couple’s rate to single people.

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.

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs
# Housing Costs
# Housing Costs

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs

May 26th 2022, 8:10 AM 14,271 Views 30 Comments

The new report by the Economic and Social Research Institute looks at housing supports for low-income renters.

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 24,582 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister

May 5th 2022, 5:15 PM 30,470 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'

May 2nd 2022, 10:24 AM 25,347 Views 42 Comments

The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds

Apr 28th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,466 Views 19 Comments

The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.

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.

90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients
# Housing
# Housing

90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients

Jan 30th 2022, 4:02 PM 30,269 Views 45 Comments

Just five properties were available within standard HAP limits for a couple or one parent and one child.

# renting - Last year 2021

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies

Nov 16th 2021, 3:25 PM 18,914 Views 30 Comments

The new legislation also proposes to provide enhanced tenancy protection by making a ‘Part 4’ tenancy one of unlimited duration.

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 81 Comments

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

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:33 PM 10,610 Views 16 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said that the proposed legislation will be brought to a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday.

'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.
'It seems they've lost their humanity': Renters hit out at landlords requesting pet rent
# He's A Good Boy
# He's A Good Boy

'It seems they've lost their humanity': Renters hit out at landlords requesting pet rent

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 60,073 Views 139 Comments

Pet rent of €75 has been requested at a Dublin property development and one woman has been told pay a €500 deposit.

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
# Your Rental Story
# Your Rental Story

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 24,603 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 59,719 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

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

Jul 29th 2021, 4:53 PM 10,559 Views 27 Comments

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

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.

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 17,889 Views 54 Comments

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

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 88,650 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.
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 38,088 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

'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 75,275 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.

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 17,087 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.

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