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#Rent

# rent - 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

Wed 3:16 PM 23,436 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.

# rent - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
# Vacant Property Tax
# Vacant Property Tax

Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years

Jun 23rd 2022, 1:27 PM 22,522 Views 27 Comments

Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.

# rent - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Conditions attached to 15,000 planning permissions to prevent bulk purchasing by investors
# Housing
# Housing

Conditions attached to 15,000 planning permissions to prevent bulk purchasing by investors

Jun 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 19,542 Views 8 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will update Cabinet on the measures introduced last year.

# rent - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
# Housing
# Housing

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness

May 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,006 Views 6 Comments

The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.

# rent - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

May 26th 2022, 9:15 AM 30,726 Views 67 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

# rent - Monday 16 May, 2022

House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%
# Shocking
# Shocking

House price growth reaches seven year high at over 15%

May 16th 2022, 2:07 PM 16,648 Views 48 Comments

Residential property prices hit a fresh seven-year high of 15.2% in March, according to new CSO figures.

# rent - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year

Apr 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 25,634 Views 82 Comments

The lowest rents for new tenancies were in Leitrim and stood at €740 per month.

# rent - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use

Apr 13th 2022, 6:41 PM 21,139 Views 7 Comments

Nursing home residents will be able to keep 60% of rental income under changes to the scheme.

First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside
# Renting
# Renting

First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside

Apr 13th 2022, 5:56 PM 49,399 Views 54 Comments

18,000 cost-rental homes will be provided between now and 2030, said the housing minister.

# rent - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,359 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

# rent - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

Dec 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,821 Views 39 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

# rent - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Developer of 1,600 units open to leasing to DCC despite council's 'alarm' at build-to-rent scheme

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,466 Views 31 Comments

There has been much local opposition to a scheme in Drumcondra, which was approved this week.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Nov 10th 2021, 8:01 AM 27,714 Views 80 Comments

A new Daft.ie report shows rental homes available in Ireland have hit an ‘all-time low’.

# rent - 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 20,759 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.

# rent - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 13,736 Views 18 Comments

SocDems TD Cian O’Callaghan told the Dáil: “What does this Budget do for renters? Nothing.”

# rent - Friday 16 July, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 16th 2021, 9:03 PM 7,553 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# rent - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Jul 14th 2021, 8:02 AM 38,561 Views 71 Comments

A survey has found on average, tenants are spending 36% of their monthly income on rent.

# rent - Friday 9 July, 2021

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

President Higgins signs rent increase bill into law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:50 PM 49,410 Views 48 Comments

All rent increases will now be made in line with the nation’s inflation rate.

# rent - Thursday 1 July, 2021

The 4% rent hike rule is being scrapped - now any increase will be decided by inflation
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

The 4% rent hike rule is being scrapped - now any increase will be decided by inflation

Jul 1st 2021, 12:30 AM 44,509 Views 76 Comments

The new rules are set to come in this month.

# rent - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
# Cabinet Plans
# Cabinet Plans

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 1:43 PM 64,903 Views 101 Comments
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien brought a memo to Cabinet today that will restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • The new rules, which will be in place before the next academic year, will ensure that students only have to pay one months' rent at a time.
  • Cabinet has also extended the current Covid-19 protections for renters until January 2022.

# rent - Friday 28 May, 2021

Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends

Updated May 28th 2021, 2:07 PM 87,920 Views 116 Comments
  • Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
  • In Rent Pressure Zones, the maximum rent increase permitted is 4% per annum.
  • Where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in an RPZ, a total increase of 8% increase can apply.

# rent - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated May 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 23,392 Views 65 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,502 Views 91 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

# rent - Friday 7 May, 2021

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election
# Housing
# Housing

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election

May 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,352 Views 113 Comments

The FF parliamentary party meeting was told that the party was “drowning in the shadows of Fine Gael housing policy”.

# rent - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
# Renting
# Renting

Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 24th 2021, 10:55 AM 19,792 Views 91 Comments

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.

# rent - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July
# Arrears
# Arrears

Protection for renters in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 extended to 12 July

Mar 9th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,314 Views 24 Comments

The protections in place were due to expire on 12 April.

# rent - Monday 8 February, 2021

Rents in Dublin are falling - but rising everywhere else
# Property
# Property

Rents in Dublin are falling - but rising everywhere else

Feb 8th 2021, 6:10 AM 44,949 Views 29 Comments

The supply of rental properties in Dublin is far higher this February than in February 2020.

# rent - Monday 9 November, 2020

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities
# Rent
# Rent

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities

Nov 9th 2020, 7:54 AM 45,760 Views 55 Comments

Rent prices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have risen compared to last year.

# rent - Friday 23 October, 2020

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
# Renting
# Renting

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,278 Views 22 Comments

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

# rent - Monday 19 October, 2020

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions
# Renting
# Renting

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 23,295 Views 31 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

# rent - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

New cost rental scheme will mean tenants could pay 25% to 30% below market rents, says minister

Oct 14th 2020, 7:28 PM 32,432 Views 47 Comments

The cost rental scheme will deliver 400 homes.

# rent - Friday 21 August, 2020

National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

National rent prices jumped 1.2% in the last year despite impact of Covid-19

Aug 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 13,348 Views 35 Comments

The latest Daft.ie report shows that the industry has ‘bounced back’ from Covid-19.

# rent - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
# Interview
# Interview

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

Jul 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 76,175 Views 101 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# rent - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year

Jul 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,199 Views 5 Comments

The year-on-year change reflects a volatile market according to the latest housing report from Daft.ie.

# rent - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,576 Views 135 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

# rent - Monday 1 June, 2020

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year
# Accommodation
# Accommodation

'Not at the moment': Universities don't plan to refund fees for this or the next academic year

Jun 1st 2020, 9:00 AM 29,407 Views 24 Comments

NUI Galway is offering students a reduced rent rate next year due to the ‘hybrid’ way universities are expected to operate.

# rent - Friday 22 May, 2020

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own

May 22nd 2020, 3:49 PM 46,898 Views 19 Comments

The man was arrested by gardaí in Dublin today.

# rent - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows
# Renting
# Renting

Rents fell by average of 2.1% in April compared to previous month, new Daft report shows

May 12th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,598 Views 29 Comments

Daft.ie says this drop reflects the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# rent - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Rent freeze and eviction ban to be extended, says Housing Minister

May 2nd 2020, 2:59 PM 34,919 Views 35 Comments

Murphy said new legislation would not be needed for the extension.

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