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#Landlords

# landlords - Yesterday's News

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work

22 hours ago 27,173 Views 47 Comments

The amount of pre-letting expenses landlords can claim has doubled.

# landlords - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Investigation: TDs who own rental property but haven't declared rental income
# Dáil
# Dáil

Investigation: TDs who own rental property but haven't declared rental income

Sep 14th 2022, 12:01 AM 86,382 Views 0 Comments
  • TDs are required to declare any additional incomes above €2,600.
  • Six TDs did not mention any rental income, despite their declaration of ownership of rental properties.
  • A seventh said he had declared rental income correctly but this was not reflected.

# landlords - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

'I take the rights of tenants very seriously': O'Brien responds to rental property controversy
# Tenant Rights
# Tenant Rights

'I take the rights of tenants very seriously': O'Brien responds to rental property controversy

Sep 6th 2022, 2:18 PM 26,548 Views 30 Comments

Darragh O’Brien’s comments come after two Cabinet ministers failed to register their rental properties.

# landlords - Friday 19 August, 2022

Opinion: 'Tánaiste, Fine Gael's housing policy only benefits developers & vulture funds'
# Fine Gael Housing
# Fine Gael Housing

Opinion: 'Tánaiste, Fine Gael's housing policy only benefits developers & vulture funds'

Aug 19th 2022, 2:58 PM 18,072 Views 70 Comments

The SocDem’s Cian O’Callaghan responds to comments on the housing crisis made by Leo Varadkar in The Journal.

# landlords - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget

Aug 13th 2022, 1:03 PM 139,242 Views 83 Comments

Budget Day is just over six weeks away, but with inflation rising, it can’t come quick enough for many.

# landlords - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar

Aug 10th 2022, 3:16 PM 24,911 Views 34 Comments

The Tánaiste says it wouldn’t be fair to give a tax break to landlords if renters didn’t get something in the budget.

# landlords - Friday 1 July, 2022

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years
# Renters
# Renters

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years

Jul 1st 2022, 3:10 PM 26,429 Views 25 Comments

For tenancies less than six months, the notice landlords must give to tenants is set to triple.

# landlords - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister

May 5th 2022, 5:15 PM 30,430 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.

# landlords - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds

Apr 28th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,395 Views 19 Comments

The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.

# landlords - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Nine landlords sanctioned by regulator for breaching rules as over 440 investigations under way
# Landlords Fined
# Landlords Fined

Nine landlords sanctioned by regulator for breaching rules as over 440 investigations under way

Apr 13th 2022, 5:32 PM 24,362 Views 11 Comments

The RTB has said that €300,000 has been returned to tenants across all their investigations,

# landlords - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Landlords selling up account for almost one in four home sales
# Housing
# Housing

Landlords selling up account for almost one in four home sales

Jan 1st 2022, 12:15 PM 63,375 Views 90 Comments

Average house prices rose by 2.24% nationally in the last three months of year, slower than increases recorded earlier in the year.

# landlords - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Oldest and youngest tenants pay the most of their take-home pay in rent
# CSO
# CSO

Oldest and youngest tenants pay the most of their take-home pay in rent

Nov 17th 2021, 1:41 PM 16,118 Views 14 Comments

Half the country’s landlords had a rental income of less than €10,000 in 2019, according to new research.

# landlords - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

'The system is weak': Just 29 sanctions for landlords in past year despite hundreds of investigations
# Regulation
# Regulation

'The system is weak': Just 29 sanctions for landlords in past year despite hundreds of investigations

Nov 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 20,782 Views 43 Comments
  • The majority of RTB investigations relate to alleged breaches of rent pressure zone rules, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Social Democrats TD Cian O'Callaghan said the sanction figures indicate the enforcement system is not working.

# landlords - Monday 27 September, 2021

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
# Your Rental Story
# Your Rental Story

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 24,586 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.

# landlords - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey
# Landlords
# Landlords

Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey

Aug 24th 2021, 11:04 AM 10,361 Views 13 Comments

In 20% of cases, retailers said they had no engagement from their landlord on the issue of arrears.

# landlords - Friday 16 July, 2021

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
# Rent Increase
# Rent Increase

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 43,142 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

# landlords - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical
# Vacant Properties
# Vacant Properties

Banks sitting on hundreds of vacant properties as pressure ramps up on government to get radical

May 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 61,360 Views 64 Comments
  • Three of the country's main banks have around 600 vacant properties on their books, Christina Finn writes.
  • The Peter McVerry Trust says anything that can be done to bring vacant properties back into use should be done.

# landlords - Thursday 19 March, 2020

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Mar 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 36,207 Views 71 Comments

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

# landlords - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,770 Views 43 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# landlords - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman
# WRC
# WRC

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman

Oct 9th 2019, 5:17 PM 34,513 Views 0 Comments

The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.

# landlords - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,604 Views 61 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

# landlords - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year
# Rtb
# Rtb

Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year

Jul 31st 2019, 10:30 PM 12,234 Views 9 Comments

One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.

# landlords - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
# Renting
# Renting

Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%

Jul 11th 2019, 11:34 AM 10,345 Views 33 Comments

Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.

# landlords - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
# Residential Tenancies Bill
# Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

May 21st 2019, 9:34 PM 18,756 Views 46 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

# landlords - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 35,279 Views 40 Comments

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# landlords - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,578 Views 121 Comments

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# landlords - Thursday 24 January, 2019

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway
# Renting
# Renting

A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway

Jan 24th 2019, 6:01 AM 12,504 Views 18 Comments

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

# landlords - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings
# Landlords
# Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Dec 31st 2018, 1:02 PM 18,333 Views 62 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

# landlords - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Poll: Should TDs who are landlords abstain from votes on anti-eviction legislation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should TDs who are landlords abstain from votes on anti-eviction legislation?

Dec 13th 2018, 9:28 AM 30,192 Views 111 Comments

Varadkar said TDs who are landlords can make a distinction between personal and public interests.

# landlords - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
# Evictions
# Evictions

Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest

Dec 12th 2018, 10:17 PM 18,097 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,

# landlords - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 12:01 AM 28,036 Views 72 Comments

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

# landlords - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 18th 2018, 8:10 AM 21,441 Views 78 Comments

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

# landlords - Friday 12 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 12th 2018, 7:15 AM 124,439 Views 141 Comments

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

# landlords - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,899 Views 29 Comments

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

# landlords - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords

Oct 9th 2018, 6:38 PM 29,789 Views 80 Comments

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.

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

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

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,249 Views 12 Comments

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

# landlords - Monday 30 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 70,415 Views 121 Comments

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

# landlords - Friday 13 July, 2018

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017
# Residential Tenancies
# Residential Tenancies

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017

Jul 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 12,730 Views 56 Comments

A number of record-breaking statistics dominate the Residential Tenancies Board’s annual report for 2017.

# landlords - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions
# Housing
# Housing

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Apr 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,653 Views 49 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

# landlords - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws
# Housing
# Housing

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws

Apr 17th 2018, 1:47 PM 33,082 Views 112 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

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