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# Landlords

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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.
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.
'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.
Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.
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.
'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.
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.
UK landlord bans 'coloured' people as they leave his properties 'smelling like curry'
“And I’d do it again,” Fergus Wilson said.
Landlords express 'absolute outrage' at new rent control plans
At a meeting last night, landlords urged the government to address issues of supply.
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”.
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.
Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today
The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.
'Rent pressure zones' to be introduced with immediate effect in Dublin and Cork
The government has launched its plan to tackle rising rents.
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.
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.
"Don't blame landlords for the current housing crisis"
IPOA Chair Stephen Faughnan argues that landlords are being priced out of the rental market.
Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard
Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.
Do you have to move out because your landlord is selling up? Now they'll have to prove it
The aim is to stop landlords putting properties back on the market for higher rent.
Two landlords slapped with criminal convictions for failing to register tenants
The Private Residential Tenancies Board took legal action against the landlords for failing to register their tenancies.
Settling a dispute with your landlord just got cheaper
Fees for the Private Residential Tenancies Board mediation service have been scrapped.
I’m normal, I always pay bills and I've no weird habits, but I still can’t find a room to rent
I’ve queued up with over 30 people to get into view a house. Then you have to pitch yourself, X-Factor style, as to why they should pick you.
Will landlords forego extra rent to help families on the brink of homelessness?
One charity is asking them to consider it.
'I hope it works': Two-year rent freeze to tackle housing crisis
The government has announced a new package of measures it hopes will tackle the long-running housing crisis.
8 landlords who proved landlords can be good people
“Some old crank rang about a party last night.”
Poll: Have you ever had to move because of high rents?
Or were you able to weather it out?
'An absolute scandal': Tenants could face eviction for not paying water charges
Richard Boyd Barrett has said the measure is “draconian”.
Student accommodation is an absolute disaster in this country – when will government respond?
On-campus accommodation is snapped up a lightning speed, leaving vulnerable young people at the mercy of the inhospitable private market.
Tenants' rights are being trampled on, but there's a lack of political will to help
Tenants in the private rental sector are being treated like second-class citizens; a change is needed.
What happens to you if your landlord doesn't pay their mortgage?
Things can get tricky if your property falls into the hands of the bank.
Two landlords have been convicted and fined for not playing by the rules
Nether registered their tenancy as is required.
What part of the country will bring you the biggest return on investment property?
Investors can expect a return of between 5% and 8% broadly speaking.
This week’s vital property news: Irish Water and landlords and Ireland's oldest gay bar
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
'Rent certainty' might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first?
One housing charity is worried that they might.
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.
Irish Water asking landlords for their tenants' contact details
New water legislation is being planned, and landlords are concerned the Government is pressing ahead with plans to take unpaid bills from rental deposits.
What would Albert Einstein say about Ireland's housing crisis?
We are, once again, beset by the destructive dichotomy of the two-horse race that is renting or owning.
The figures are in: Are you paying above average for your rented property?
People are now not driven to commuter belts by a preference for green space – but by the hard maths of affordability.
'There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents' says Labour TD
Éamonn Maloney says the freezes are needed to stop Dublin from becoming a “landlords’ paradise”.
Management company threatens to cut off water until tenants register with Irish Water
But they say “unclear policies” on water charges have forced their hand.
Opinion: Rent controls ARE a viable option in calming Ireland's housing crisis
Some commentators who dismiss rent controls as being counter-productive are actually talking about rent freezes – an entirely different scheme.