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# Rental Market

This month
November 2023
Govt can move ahead with short-term let register following EU decision
The Department of Tourism “can move ahead” with its legislation, it confirmed.
Last month
October 2023
CSO to investigate 'discrepancy' of 84,000 homes in official estimates of private rented market
The CSO will examine why such a gap exists between Census figures and the RTB’s data.
This year
Housing Minister says change in how landlords are taxed is 'urgent' and 'crucial'
O’Brien has also restated his desire to expand the renters tax credit in the Budget.
Why Ireland’s biggest private landlord is struggling - despite average rents of €1,800 a month
The short answer: interest rates.
Renters feel less secure in their tenancies compared to last year, Threshold finds
Threshold said there has been a “steady, year-on-year increase” of insecurity felt by Irish renters, compared to last year’s report.
Sinn Féin TD says rent 'emergency isn't over' as eviction ban set to expire this month
Louise O’Reilly has called for the eviction ban to be extended, while Cabinet is due to discuss the ban on Tuesday.
'Demonised' landlords should get tax breaks if linked to better renters' rights, says Varadkar
A number of bodys have recommended changes to the tax treatment of landlords.
Landlords should get tax breaks in return for longer tenancies, Taoiseach advised
The report into the private rental sector is due to be published today.
Last year
Cabinet approves new short-term let register aimed at bringing 12,000 properties back into use
Property owners face fines of €300 if they advertise their property without a valid registration number.
Record low number of HAP properties available to rent
The report, which examines 16 areas of the country, found that there were only 35 HAP properties available.
Tenants bidding against each other for limited accommodation is raising rents, RTB chair says
He was criticised for saying renters should pay more for accommodation provided by institutional landlords as it provides security of tenure.
Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar
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 increases hit new high due to 'unprecedented' scarcity of properties
The average rent in Ireland is over 12% more expensive than the same time last year.
Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.
All time
Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.
Report finds 79% drop in number of affordable rental properties available in just three months
The Simon Communities of Ireland is warning that the lack of availability will cause homeless rates to increase.
Oldest and youngest tenants pay the most of their take-home pay in rent
Half the country’s landlords had a rental income of less than €10,000 in 2019, according to new research.
New short-term let regulations to be in place by next summer
Property owners will not be able to advertise a short-term let unless they have received the required planning permission.
'Business as usual' as 1,100 households given eviction notices since August
Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin O’Broin said the gradual increase in termination notices since January is “worrying”.
Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
Covid-19 protections for renters have been extended for another six months until 12 January 2022.
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.
Protections for renters impacted by Covid-19 to be extended beyond 12 July
Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
The average sale price of a home in Ireland was €254,000 last month - a fall of 3.3% on last year
The year-on-year change reflects a volatile market according to the latest housing report from
Ads for Dublin city centre rental accommodation have 'increased by 75% in the last 12 months '
Daft said that the week-by-week figures suggest that “this surge may now be easing”.
Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity
The report, published by Simon Communities, indicates that the new properties will do little to alleviate the housing crisis.
What's the average monthly price of rent in Ireland? It's the week in numbers
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The average nationwide rent is now €1,391 per month - a record high
In some areas, the average cost of rent is *much* higher than the average mortgage.
One in 10 people spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland
Meanwhile, one in 20 people are spending more than 75% of their income on rent.
Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise
Limerick City East and Navan met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.
'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
The latest quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.
Labour to bring forward legislation to ban landlords charging prospective tenants to view property
Some people were being charged up to €500 to view an apartment.
'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas
While certainly not the cause of the housing crisis, campaigners say legislation is needed to prevent it exacerbating the problem further.
Almost a quarter of renters now pay more than €1,300 a month for accommodation
The Residential Tenancies Board publishes its annual report for 2016 today.
Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI
Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.
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.
Airbnb hosts in Dublin made €52 million last year
A new report shows that the typical Airbnb host made €4,900.
Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.
The cost of renting a house in Dublin has fallen for the first time in three years
The average nationwide cost of renting a property now stands at €973 per month.
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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.
Patient facing eviction says he's going on hunger strike to "shame" the government
Brian Nason says he can’t find somewhere to live because he’s on rent allowance.
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.