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# renters - This month November 2022

Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year
# Housing
# Housing

Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year

Nov 3rd 2022, 9:33 AM 9,978 Views 52 Comments

An eviction ban is currently in place until 1 April 2023.

# renters - Last month October 2022

Eviction ban legislation passed by Dáil and Seanad
# Housing
# Housing

Eviction ban legislation passed by Dáil and Seanad

Oct 27th 2022, 6:22 PM 15,098 Views 12 Comments

Under the bill, all notices to quit that are issued over the period of the emergency ban will be deferred until at least the end of March 2023.

Mortgage change rules to 'boost purchasing power' of renters
# Housing
# Housing

Mortgage change rules to 'boost purchasing power' of renters

Oct 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 13,086 Views 37 Comments

The share of renters that can purchase a three-bed semi-detached home in Dublin has fallen since 2015, says the Central Bank.

Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases
# Reaction
# Reaction

Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases

Oct 19th 2022, 3:17 PM 11,042 Views 10 Comments

Concerns have been raised about increasing borrowing limits when supply remains low.

# renters - This year 2022

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?

Updated Sep 28th 2022, 7:58 AM 60,757 Views 30 Comments

Does my landlord need to be registered? What if I’m on HAP?

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Landlord group 'shocked' at lack of supports as Donohoe says rent freeze won't work

Sep 27th 2022, 9:08 PM 30,238 Views 53 Comments

The amount of pre-letting expenses landlords can claim has doubled.

Robert Troy asked housing minister to support landlords seeking to evict tenants during pandemic
# Renters
# Renters

Robert Troy asked housing minister to support landlords seeking to evict tenants during pandemic

Aug 24th 2022, 7:30 PM 37,042 Views 0 Comments

Troy questioned the minister about landlords in the process of securing evictions notices against “non-conforming tenants”.

Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget

Aug 13th 2022, 1:03 PM 139,710 Views 83 Comments

Budget Day is just over six weeks away, but with inflation rising, it can’t come quick enough for many.

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

Aug 10th 2022, 3:16 PM 24,965 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.

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years
# Renters
# Renters

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years

Jul 1st 2022, 3:10 PM 26,580 Views 25 Comments

For tenancies less than six months, the notice landlords must give to tenants is set to triple.

Average cost of rent across the country up by over 11% on early 2021
# Rising Rents
# Rising Rents

Average cost of rent across the country up by over 11% on early 2021

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:08 AM 18,502 Views 39 Comments
  • There were only 851 properties available to rent nationwide on 1 May.
  • The average rent is now €1,567 a month, rising by 11.7% compared to the same period last year.
  • The cheapest rents are in Donegal, while the most expensive rents are in South County Dublin.
More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'

May 2nd 2022, 10:24 AM 25,344 Views 42 Comments

The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.

# renters - Last year 2021

Poll: What's the largest deposit you've been asked to pay while renting?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's the largest deposit you've been asked to pay while renting?

Jun 9th 2021, 9:32 AM 23,850 Views 35 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is bringing a memo to Cabinet today to restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords.

'I feel constant shame at our situation': Your stories of Ireland's housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

'I feel constant shame at our situation': Your stories of Ireland's housing crisis

May 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 122,347 Views 91 Comments
  • Readers share their stories of renting and buying, as reported by Aoife Barry
  • Stories include rising rents, out-of-reach house prices and difficulties securing HAP accommodation
  • Calls for government to do more to help people own their own homes
Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: The Government has shut down debate on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Mar 24th 2021, 4:11 PM 17,087 Views 49 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says Government is rushing the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill through this week without due process, letting renters down again.

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should renters be allowed to own pets?

Jan 31st 2021, 10:10 AM 74,086 Views 176 Comments

Labour says a blanket ban on pet ownership for renters is unfair.

# renters - All time

Bill extending security for hard-hit renters due to Covid pandemic signed into law by President Higgins
# Renters
# Renters

Bill extending security for hard-hit renters due to Covid pandemic signed into law by President Higgins

Aug 1st 2020, 3:07 PM 23,619 Views 63 Comments

Green Party TD resigned as party whip and voted against the bill this week over concerns it did not go far enough to protect renters.

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,962 Views 25 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August
# Frozen
# Frozen

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 9:07 PM 29,012 Views 57 Comments

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely
# Renters
# Renters

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

Jul 10th 2020, 8:33 PM 18,502 Views 49 Comments

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,829 Views 15 Comments

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says
# Squeezed
# Squeezed

'They are not living extravagant lives': 1 in 3 renters in debt struggling to meet repayments, think-tank says

Mar 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,352 Views 42 Comments

Tasc has said its report challenged the idea that people get into debt because of a “personal failing”.

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

'Rent controls are working': Housing minister believes rate of rising rents will moderate

Oct 9th 2019, 6:37 PM 15,384 Views 117 Comments

The minister said RPZ rules will never bring 4% rate rise across the board.

Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million
# Alternative Budget
# Alternative Budget

Sinn Féin wants to give a tax break to all renters at a cost of €279 million

Sep 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 20,156 Views 118 Comments

Giving tax relief to renters would cost €279 million.

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant
# Renters
# Renters

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant

Sep 18th 2019, 1:17 PM 99,571 Views 136 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said that the situation outlined by Coppinger “sounds disgusting”.

Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties
# Rent
# Rent

Rent register might show average rent paid on each street rather than individual properties

May 14th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,498 Views 33 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy hopes to introduce the reform later this year.

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

Nov 12th 2018, 6:50 PM 49,718 Views 65 Comments

The boom in renting and the decline in home ownership are remarkable developments in Ireland, writes Professor Tony Fahey.

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis
# Leo-nomics
# Leo-nomics

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis

Jun 29th 2017, 6:20 AM 12,958 Views 57 Comments

Although there is no silver bullet, and the problem has become so acute that it probably needs the kitchen sink thrown at it, writes Victor Duggan.

Spoof Daft.ie ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market
# Rent Asunder
From The Daily Edge
# Rent Asunder

Spoof Daft.ie ad perfectly sums up the Dublin housing market

Apr 13th 2015, 9:09 AM 7,975 Views 2 Comments

“Let the games commence”

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"
# Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
# Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent

"I would never buy a property again," says Government's top housing adviser. "I rent"

Nov 24th 2014, 8:01 AM 32,496 Views 146 Comments

Conor Skehan says Irish people must stop thinking of renting as ‘dead money’.

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think rents in Dublin should be capped?

May 12th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,396 Views 153 Comments

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,289.

Poll: Should renters be liable for the property tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should renters be liable for the property tax?

Dec 8th 2012, 10:47 AM 13,970 Views 124 Comments

The law that will bring in the property tax next year makes residential property owners liable for the household charge but should those who rent pay it instead?