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#Threshold

# threshold - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property

This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.

# threshold - 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.

# threshold - 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.

# threshold - Monday 30 July, 2018

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories

In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.

# threshold - Monday 11 June, 2018

'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home

Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.

# threshold - 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.

# threshold - 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.

# threshold - 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.

# threshold - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# threshold - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

# threshold - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

# threshold - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for deposit protection laws as some landlords looking for three months rent up front

Some landlords are now asking for two months rent as a deposit as well as payment for the first month.

# threshold - Thursday 15 December, 2016

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants

The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.

# threshold - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

The biggest concern among renters? Not being able to afford upcoming rent increases

Threshold is calling for an NCT-style accreditation to ensure rental housing meets an acceptable standard.

# threshold - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Over 10,000 people waiting over 10 years for a home in the capital

New figures obtained by TheJournal.ie expose the real state of the housing crisis.

# threshold - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws

Students or other tenants in houseshares who are not on the lease are “second-class” housemates who do not qualify for tenancy rights, the Peter McVerry Trust told TheJournal.ie.

# threshold - Monday 22 August, 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation

Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.

# threshold - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'It's time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants'

Rents across the country have leaped massively once more according to the latest figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).

# threshold - Sunday 8 March, 2015

'Rent certainty' might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first?

One housing charity is worried that they might.

# threshold - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# threshold - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'

Threshold says a small adjustment in Rent Supplement payments of between €25 and €50 euro a week can keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.

# threshold - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The new homeless: 'Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing'

Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.

# threshold - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?

Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.

# threshold - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Tenants "caught in crossfire" between landlords in arrears, and banks

Tenants have to pay rent to the receiver – but the receiver doesn’t have to carry out repairs or maintain standards.

# threshold - Monday 16 December, 2013

Housing charity in Cork moved 50 children out of homelessness this year

In the case of two women moved out of homelessness, they now have appropriate accommodation to have overnight access to their children.

# threshold - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses

One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.

Desperate renters accepting sub-standard accommodation as prices rise

The drop-off in supply of rented accommodation in large urban areas coupled with rising demand has led to increasing difficulties for renters on low incomes.

# threshold - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Government called on to address housing shortage in Budget 2014

Threshold has said that up to 30,000 new houses need to be constructed annually to meet demand.

# threshold - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork

The plan will enable people to move on from homelessness to suitable and affordable housing – as well as ensuring others will not have to sleep on the streets.

# threshold - Friday 27 July, 2012

Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many

Cuts to rent supplement are forcing people to make impossible choices, writes Bob Jordan of Threshold.

# threshold - Friday 16 December, 2011

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge

There are now 14 TDs in total who will not pay the €100 charge when it comes into effect in the New Year.

# threshold - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge

A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.

# threshold - Friday 8 April, 2011

Government asked to respond to the "mortgage arrears crisis"

Worries for 80,000 homeowners after yesterday’s interest rate increase by the European Central Bank.

# threshold - Thursday 10 March, 2011

National housing agency says tenants face evictions over repossessions

Threshold has called for the new government to amend laws so as that tenants’ rights will be protected.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Ministerial pay cut; 21-year-old questioned about Mayo killing and the identities of the world’s richest people are revealed.

# threshold - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

Five things you need to know: a bad day for Fianna Fáil, a gruesome Valentine’s attack in Newbridge, and the tipping point approaches for mortgage holders.

# threshold - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines

Landlords could face fines if they withhold tenant’s deposits, the Minister for Housing has said.

# threshold - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Tenants' problems increasing despite €500m spent on rent supplement

The rental sector has taken the place of social housing for those in need – but standards are slipping to unacceptable levels, says the national housing organisation.

# threshold - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Housing agency calls for 'NAMA for the people'

Threshold urges government to take stake in bad mortgages while allowing tenants to retain a stake and stay in their home.