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#Renting

# renting - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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'

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%

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

# renting - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Dublin's Roomigo is on a mission to ease the headache of finding decent housemates

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the ‘prop-tech’ company.

# renting - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws

The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.

# renting - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money

Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.

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.

# renting - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

# renting - Monday 12 November, 2018

'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.

# renting - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

# renting - Friday 12 October, 2018

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold

In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.

# renting - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website

The listing for the Dublin property was removed after a backlash.

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

# renting - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

# renting - Thursday 27 September, 2018

The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month

Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.

# renting - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

# renting - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million

The vacancy rate in Dublin’s private rented sector has been below 2% for more than four years.

# renting - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.

# renting - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge 6 ways of coping with the fact that the Boom is back Celtic Tiger Hidden Houses

6 ways of coping with the fact that the Boom is back

Rents are now higher than they were at the height of the Boom and frankly, we’re not able.

# renting - Friday 10 August, 2018

'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling'

‘I want to move forward but I’m being forced to take a step back and move back home because of the current rental market’, writes Brigid O’Dea.

# renting - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'

Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.

# renting - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

# renting - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month

The pressure on rent in Dublin appears to be having a ripple effect on nearby counties.

# renting - Monday 12 March, 2018

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

# renting - Thursday 8 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Just 10 things that are cheaper than renting in Dublin Yall Mind If I Scream

Just 10 things that are cheaper than renting in Dublin

It’s cheaper to spend 2 weeks in Iceland than to rent in the capital.

# renting - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws

The bill has received cross-party support

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'

The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.

# renting - Monday 4 December, 2017

Report shows rents in Dublin are going to keep going up by 5-6% until 2019

The figures are contained in a rental report by property consultants Savills.

# renting - Monday 27 November, 2017

Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters

Housing charity Threshold launched its 2016 annual report today.

# renting - Monday 20 November, 2017

Poll: Should there be an NCT-style system for privately rented accommodation? Renting This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an NCT-style system for privately rented accommodation?

There are calls for the introduction of severe penalties for landlords who place the lives and health of tenants at risk.

# renting - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him

Licensee renters have very few of the same rights given to other tenants.

# renting - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

# renting - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Poll: Should landlords face fines up to €1 million for breaching health and safety regulations? Renting This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords face fines up to €1 million for breaching health and safety regulations?

An RTÉ Investigates documentary found dangerously overcrowded accommodation in sub-standard buildings in Dublin.

# renting - Thursday 2 November, 2017

16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'

A new investigation shows widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.

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