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#tenants

# tenants - 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.

# tenants - 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.

# tenants - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.

# tenants - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.

# tenants - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'They have nowhere to go': Leeside Apartments residents continue to fight mass evictions

The Residential Tenancies Board recently sided with the fund that owns the building.

# tenants - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Hundreds of Dublin residents without power and water 'for up to 7 days' due to basement fire

Gardaí are investigating the fire, which has started in the basement of the Rialto block on Monday evening.

# tenants - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak

The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Daft.ie Rent Report found.

# tenants - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'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.

# tenants - Friday 12 January, 2018

Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices

In 2016, there were 553 dispute cases regarding eviction orders made to the Residential Tenancies Board.

# tenants - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?

It’s been described as a ‘back door’ for terminating leases.

# tenants - Monday 21 August, 2017

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

# tenants - Friday 4 August, 2017

Calls for Minister to intervene as residents of entire apartment block weeks away from being evicted

The complex in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, is due to be refurbished.

# tenants - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'It's about tenants supporting each other': Support group aims to help renters fight for their rights

The DTA is a grassroots, peer-advocacy and tenant support group based around Dublin 7.

# tenants - Friday 13 January, 2017

Termination notices sent to Limerick apartment residents to be withdrawn

People living in The Strand apartments had been facing eviction.

# tenants - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork

The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.

"We're very worried" - Resident feels he's being forced out of home by 28% rent increase

Residents of Cruise Park in Tyrrelstown feel they are not being treated fairly by their landlord.

# tenants - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Do you have to move out because your landlord is selling up? Now they'll have to prove it

The aim is to stop landlords putting properties back on the market for higher rent.

# tenants - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Vulture funds pick and peck and they're not finished yet

The vultures arrived in Ireland after the crisis when they realised there was a lot of property up for grabs at knock down prices, writes Michael Byrne.

# tenants - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Tyrrelstown residents want immediate protection from vulture fund

Ruth Coppinger has called for the government to intervene.

# tenants - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself'

“Landlords answer to banks. We’re still paying the price for austerity.”

# tenants - Monday 5 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze?

There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# tenants - Friday 26 June, 2015

'An absolute scandal': Tenants could face eviction for not paying water charges

Richard Boyd Barrett has said the measure is “draconian”.

# tenants - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Irish Water "all over the place" with security deposit advice

Landlords say they’re being told different things, depending on who they get on the phone.

# tenants - Thursday 14 May, 2015

This week’s vital property news: Tough times for tenants but a construction on the up Shovel Ready This post contains images

This week’s vital property news: Tough times for tenants but a construction on the up

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# tenants - Monday 23 February, 2015

What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland's housing crisis?

We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.

# tenants - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland's housing crisis

Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.

# tenants - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Landlord fined €55k for not registering tenants

He was sent a number of notices about each tenant, but failed to register them.

# tenants - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Can You Guess The Rent On These Dublin Flats? For Rent

Can You Guess The Rent On These Dublin Flats?

How well do you know the rising rental market?

# tenants - Friday 17 October, 2014

Kelly: Language in water charges letter was "unhelpful and over the top"

The letter was sent to tenants who were part of the Rental Accommodation Scheme.

Landlords to Irish Water: Don't expect us to act as your collection agents

It follows days of uncertainty over who will eventually be held liable, if tenants refuse to register and pay for the contentious charges.

# tenants - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

How are senior gardaí appointed and removed from their jobs?

The Technical Group will put forward a Bill today that would update the current process.

# tenants - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Opinion: Generation rent? The bloated housing market must be curbed by rent controls

Priced out of home ownership, relying on sublets and owing only what can snugly fit into a car boot – we no longer live in homes, only houses.

# tenants - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Council could 'take action' if tenants don't prove they dump rubbish legally

It is believed that just over half of council tenants sent letters asking them how they dispose of their rubbish have responded.

# tenants - Thursday 13 June, 2013

More than 20 housing estates in desperate need of major regeneration

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she wants to maintain the national regeneration programmes put in place over the years and pledges €80 million investment to disadvantaged communities.

# tenants - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Column: Tenants shouldn't pay the price for landlords struggling with mortgage repayments

There’s a crisis in the buy-to-let sector due to landlords falling into mortgage arrears and innocent tenants are getting caught in the chaos. Receivers have to realise people renting properties are not commodities, writes Bod Jordan.

# tenants - Friday 29 March, 2013

Property tax: Over a million letters issued and over 25,000 returns made

The Revenue issued the latest figures for the local property tax last night.

# tenants - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Poll: Should landlords be held financially accountable for tenants’ behaviour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords be held financially accountable for tenants’ behaviour?

Should landlords be held financially accountable for tenants’ anti-social behaviour?

# tenants - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Poll: Should renters be liable for the property tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should renters be liable for the property tax?

The law that will bring in the property tax next year makes residential property owners liable for the household charge but should those who rent pay it instead?

# tenants - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Block of 119 apartments for sale for €26m Property This post contains images

Block of 119 apartments for sale for €26m

Development in Ranelagh, Dublin 6 being put to market with apartments, office space and car parking in one lot.

# tenants - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area?

New data from local authorities around the country has revealed that almost 1,500 complaints about anti-social behaviour have been logged. We want to know if you’ve witnessed anything in your neighbourhood…

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