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# Landlords

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# Homelessness
'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.
# Renting
A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway
The Residential Tenancies Board has issued a tender for the survey to be carried out.
# Landlords
The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings
Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should TDs who are landlords abstain from votes on anti-eviction legislation?
Varadkar said TDs who are landlords can make a distinction between personal and public interests.
# Evictions
Calls for TDs who are landlords to abstain from anti-eviction Bill vote due to conflict of interest
Varadkar said TDs who landlords are able to make a distinction between their personal interests and the public interest,
# residential tenancies act
Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws
The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.
# renting rights
Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.
# Housing Crisis
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.
'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'
Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.
# Housing Crisis
Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords
Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD made the charge after tax relief for landlords was announced.
# Homelessness
Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.
# Threshold
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.
# residential tenancies
€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017
A number of record-breaking statistics dominate the Residential Tenancies Board’s annual report for 2017.
# Housing
'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.
# Housing
Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.
# Investigation
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.
# receivers
'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.
# getting boomier
'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 Rent Report found.
'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.
# rental properties
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.
# Minority
Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.
# illegal eviction
Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week
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.
# Rental prices
These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits
The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.
'We need an NCT-style certification system on minimum standards in the private rented sector'
Landlords need to fear the consequences of breaking the law, writes John-Mark McCafferty.
# rental crisis
'Nothing but sharks and vultures' - Calls for enforcement after RTÉ documentary on dodgy landlords
The Prime Time Investigates programme highlighted how some landlords were charging over 20 people hundreds of euro a month.
# Courts
Child who allegedly developed acute bronchitis from damp and mould at former home awarded €20,000 damages
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.
# demand and supply
People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals
Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.
# John Halligan
'There are good landlords, but there are some leeches and vipers out there'
He made the comment while discussing the problems contributing to Ireland’s worsening housing crisis.
# rent pressure zones
Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.
# homelessness crisis
Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.
# Housing
'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.
# rent pressure zones
Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'
The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has called for landlords to be treated more fairly.
# Backlash
UK landlord bans 'coloured' people as they leave his properties 'smelling like curry'
“And I’d do it again,” Fergus Wilson said.
# Shellshocked
Landlords express 'absolute outrage' at new rent control plans
At a meeting last night, landlords urged the government to address issues of supply.
# Housing
Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rules
Simon Coveney said the regulations “aim to ensure that properties tenants are renting are safe, efficient, durable and comfortable”.
# building and property
Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps
The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.
# Housing Crisis
Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today
The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.
# crisis point
'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork
The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.
# grossly unfair
Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict tenants
The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) said there are two sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants.
# Red C
Some landlords are demanding tenancy deposits of three months up front
A survey has also shown that 60% of people have had problems getting their deposit returned.