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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# bedsits

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# Your Say
Poll: Would you be in favour of bringing bedsits back?
Plans to lift the ban on bedsits have been suggested by government.
# Housing Crisis
Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters
A cap on deposits of one month’s rent is also due to be announced.
Generation Rent: 'We cannot sit back while people are put into bedsits'
Eoghan Murphy’s thoughts on re-introducing bedsits is another blow to those of us who are struggling, writes Adam Tyrell.
# Your Say
Poll: Should bedsits be part of the response to the housing crisis?
The Housing Minister has refused to rule out the return of bedsits.
# Housing Crisis
Landlords say rent control is not the answer - bring back bedsits instead
The Government needs to to encourage supply, not restrict it according to landlords.
# Housing
One Coalition party isn't keen on letting bedsits back onto the market
Tánaiste Joan Burton had previously suggested the ban could be examined.
# flat inspections
Inspections show 90pc of Dublin's flats aren't up to standard
Of the 1,499 houses inspected as part of the Intensified Inspection Programme, 1,384 homes (over 92 per cent) did not meet the required standard.
# bedsits
Bedsits are history thanks to new regulations effective from today
Rental properties are now required to have separate bathrooms, independently controlled heating appliances and adequate food preparation and storage facilities.
# living space
New York City extols virtues of small apartments
Population of NYC is due to grow by 600,000 inhabitants by 2030 – and new ‘state-of-the-art’ but tiny apartments are deemed to be one way of easing the squash.
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.