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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Rents

Last month
April 2023
Opinion: Shouldn't protest art provoke exactly the response we've seen this week?
Art History and Cultural Policy Associate Professor, Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald, looks at the controversy this week around a reworked famine-era eviction scene.
This year
# Housing Crisis
Landlord tax breaks 'not off the table' as judgement call to be made before end of March
At a summit with housing stakeholders held yesterday in Government Buildings, a number of proposals are understood to have been put forward to benefit landlords.
Last year
# Housing
Owners of defective apartments need 100% redress scheme funded by industry levy, says SF
Up to 100,000 homes built between 1991 and 2013 are expected to have defects.
# Housing
Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities
Varadkar has said he wants the Housing for All plan implemented more quickly.
Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds
The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute also found that income inequality is at a record low.
# Housing
'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.
# Housing
Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.
All time
# Rent cap
Oireachtas passes legislation to cap rent increases at 2% per year
The legislation aims to cap rent in line inflation or 2% per annum, whichever is lower.
# Rent cap
Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.
# Daft Report
'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply
Just 789 homes were available to rent outside of Dublin on 1 August.
Average rental prices increased by 5.6% in the year to the end of June.
The average national monthly rent was up 2.4% from the first quarter, the largest quarterly gain since mid-2018.
The situation is more acute outside of Dublin with rents increasing typically at double-digit rates.
# rent increase
Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.
# Housing
Have a question for Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien? We'll be chatting to him tomorrow
What is the key question you would like the minister to answer?
# residential tenancies
Eviction ban and rent freeze to remain in place until at least April
The rent freeze arrangement was due to expire on 10 January 2021 but will now run until 12 April.
# College
Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.
# evictions ban
Housing minister to consult on whether rent freeze should be extended beyond 20 July
Tenants cannot be evicted and rent increases are prohibited for the duration of the crisis.
# 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.
# Rents
Landlords need to recognise 'we're all in this together', says Regina Doherty
The Minister for Social Protection was speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning.
# Student Accommodation
UCD students protest against on-campus rent increase
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin is to meet with some colleges over rent increases.
# rent crisis
Martin says rents need to be controlled, but won't commit to a rent freeze if in power
A recent poll shows that 60% of people are in favour of the proposed rent freeze bill.
# non stop rise
There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000
Rents across the board have risen by 8.2% since last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
# 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.
# Rent
Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?
Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.
# On the rise
Minister accused of 'living in cloud cuckoo land' for saying rents are rising at a 'slow rate'
The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high.
# Housing
'Cuckoo funds' shutting out first-time buyers and operating tax-free need urgent review, says FF
Corporate investors known as so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ have spent over €1.1 billion on nearly 3,000 residential properties in Ireland last year
# Tax Relief
Opposition parties call for rent freeze, but Leo says it would be too expensive
Parties are calling for a rent freeze of up to three years.
# 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.
# Student Accommodation
A proposed new law aims to prevent 27% student rent hikes
The Residential Tenancies (student rents, rights and protections) Bill 2018 was introduced in the Dáil yesterday.
# Housing Crisis
Minister: 'To solve the housing crisis, we need to build thousands of affordable apartments'
Minister Eoghan Murphy has claimed the cost of building apartments has dropped by as much as 15%.
# Student Accommodation
DCU president calls for government intervention as student complex hikes rents by 27%
A group of students staged the protest last night in response to the hikes.
# Fare City
Minister says there are rents in Dublin 'at a fraction of headline figures'
“I know everybody always quotes the high areas, but there are rents available at a fraction of the cost quoted on the headline figures.”
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?
A new report by shows that rent in Dublin is now €380 per month higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.
# illegal eviction
Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week
The RTB director said that the it was working to make sure landlords were “doing the right thing” across a number of areas when it came to renting.
# Rental prices
These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits
The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.
# Sales
Penneys and discount supermarkets are making other retailers decrease their prices
Intense competition is forcing retailers to pass on cost savings, according to Savills’ latest retail report.
# homelessness crisis
Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.
# Under Pressure
Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business
Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.
# ires reit
A tenants' group will protest outside the country's biggest private landlord today
Members of the Dublin Tenants’ Association will today picket outside the offices of Ires Reit.
# up and down
Rents are up across the country, but down in Dublin
The average cost of renting in the country across all properties is now €987.
# international students
Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students
International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.
# rental crisis
Coveney says he will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' not reached over renting
The Housing Minister wants to make it very clear that those who want to use AirBnb need to do so responsibly.