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# Rental Market

Last month
March 2023
# Evictions
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.
This year
# rental crisis
'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.
# Housing Crisis
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
# short-term lets
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.
# locked out
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.
# Rental Market
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.
# rental crisis
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.
# daft rent report
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.
# Housing
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
# Housing Assistance Payment
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.
# hap
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.
# Rental Market
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.
# the good information project
'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”.
# cabinet plans
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
# Daft Report
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
# Rental Market
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”.
# Simon Community
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.
# Prime Numbers
What's the average monthly price of rent in Ireland? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The number of towns and villages around Ireland releasing raw sewage into the environment every day.
# demand v supply
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.
# squeezed
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.
# soaring rents
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.
# rental crisis
'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.
# Housing Crisis
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.
# Rent
'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.
# crowded market
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.
# Housing Crisis
Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI
Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.
# 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.
# homesharing
Airbnb hosts in Dublin made €52 million last year
A new report shows that the typical Airbnb host made €4,900.
# Homelessness
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.
# life for rent
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.
# Change generation
QUIZ: What Kind Of Flatmates Do You Need?
Whether you’re flying the coop for the first time, or on your millionth houseshare, it’s need-to-know info.
# For Sale
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.
# Housing Crisis
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.
# Room with a view
This is what you can live in for €5k a month in Dublin
The dream.
# shovel ready
The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
Opinion: Six things that need to change in Ireland's rental market
The rented sector as we traditionally know it is not keeping pace in terms of quantity or quality.
# house hunting
If you're being asked to pay more rent you're certainly not the only one
Rents are up across the country, especially in Dublin.
# price pressure
Austerity is driving up (some) consumer prices
New figures from the CSO show rents, education costs and utility bills climbing despite slow overall price growth.