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# 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 36,164 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 14,600 Views 42 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 33,891 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 16,521 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 12,146 Views 8 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 10,277 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 18,730 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 34,625 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 29,531 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 12,473 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 18,302 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 30,158 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 18,063 Views 59 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 27,958 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 21,381 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 123,902 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 14,835 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 29,717 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 12,220 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 70,141 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 12,687 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 8,622 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 32,988 Views 112 Comments

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

# landlords - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 22nd 2018, 6:08 AM 21,526 Views 5 Comments

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

# landlords - Monday 12 March, 2018

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property
# Receivers
# Receivers

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Mar 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 44,942 Views 64 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

# landlords - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 39,825 Views 109 Comments

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

# landlords - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 38,885 Views 87 Comments

The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.

# landlords - Friday 12 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 12th 2018, 3:21 PM 23,663 Views 89 Comments

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

# landlords - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
# Minority
# Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 27,526 Views 24 Comments

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# landlords - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week
# Illegal Eviction
# Illegal Eviction

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week

Dec 20th 2017, 8:44 PM 12,001 Views 48 Comments

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.

# landlords - Thursday 23 November, 2017

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits
# Rental Prices
# Rental Prices

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:10 AM 32,197 Views 73 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

# landlords - Monday 20 November, 2017

'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector'

Nov 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,748 Views 55 Comments

Landlords need to fear the consequences of breaking the law, writes John-Mark McCafferty.

# landlords - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords

Nov 3rd 2017, 9:07 AM 27,820 Views 96 Comments

The Prime Time Investigates programme highlighted how some landlords were charging over 20 people hundreds of euro a month.

# landlords - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages
# Courts
# Courts

Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages

Oct 31st 2017, 10:12 PM 26,671 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Dawid Szafirowski, now aged six, had three times been referred to accident and emergency units and twice detained for treatment of his illness.

# landlords - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals
# Demand And Supply
# Demand And Supply

People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals

Sep 19th 2017, 8:08 PM 35,139 Views 55 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.

# landlords - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'
# John Halligan
# John Halligan

'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'

Sep 3rd 2017, 3:01 PM 17,715 Views 87 Comments

He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.

# landlords - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

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

Aug 22nd 2017, 1:34 PM 22,547 Views 107 Comments

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

# landlords - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
# Homelessness Crisis
# Homelessness Crisis

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

Aug 16th 2017, 9:07 AM 14,946 Views 105 Comments

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners
# Housing
# Housing

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners

Aug 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 21,865 Views 82 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.

# landlords - Friday 16 June, 2017

Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'

Jun 16th 2017, 6:20 AM 21,703 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has called for landlords to be treated more fairly.

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