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# Renting

Last month
January 2023
# Housing
Threshold says 40% of tenancy terminations for property sale were invalid in last quarter of 2022
The charity’s advisors supported 17,012 individuals in the last quarter of 2022.
# Housing Crisis
Landlord tax breaks 'not off the table' as judgement call to be made before end of March
At a summit with housing stakeholders held yesterday in Government Buildings, a number of proposals are understood to have been put forward to benefit landlords.
Last year
2022
# Housing Crisis
Taoiseach to meet experts in housing in the coming weeks as Govt attempt to kick-start acceleration plan
So are we heading Housing for All 2.0?
# Inchicore
Court hears three men were 'assaulted by gang' who demanded they move out of rented apartment
The men claim that up to 20 men forcibly entered their apartment and demanded they move out.
THE MORNING LEAD
Dublin property price ceilings under First Home Scheme to increase to €475,000
A report by
Christina Finn
Maximum property price ceilings are to increase from 1 January.
Maximum property price ceilings under the First Home Scheme for every county are to increase on 1 January, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.
Price caps for Dublin City; Cork City; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, and South Dublin are to increase from €450,000 to €475,000.
Since its launch in July, 2,400 people have registered under the scheme.
Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out
Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases
# 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.
# Threshold
Over 10,000 people who contacted housing non-profit were at risk of homelessness
It is among the figures in Threshold’s annual report released today.
# Renting
Quarter of small landlords likely to sell rental properties in next five years, Committee to hear
The Joint Committee on Housing will meet at 3pm to discuss recent trends in the private rental sector.
# Housing
Varadkar says Ireland's rents are 'unacceptably high' and compare unfavorably against most EU cities
Varadkar has said he wants the Housing for All plan implemented more quickly.
# Housing
Taoiseach says housing plan is working, as McDonald calls it a 'social catastrophe'
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien was criticised for comments he made during a Tonight Show debate yesterday.
# Housing
Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year
An eviction ban is currently in place until 1 April 2023.
# ESRI
Average private rents have increased by 84% over the last decade, report finds
The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute also found that income inequality is at a record low.
# Housing
Eviction ban legislation passed by Dáil and Seanad
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.
# Renting
Minister for Housing says plan for ban on evictions will be time-limited
The three coalition leaders will discuss bringing in a moratorium on notices to terminate tenancies later today.
# eviction ban
Landlord group says it has 'deep-rooted' reservations about potential eviction ban
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien yesterday said he has been “exploring options” regarding an eviction ban.
# Housing
Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has consulted with the AG on the issue.
# Questions answered
Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
Does my landlord need to be registered? What if I’m on HAP?
# rental crisis
New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters
The tax credit can be claimed for 2022.
# renters
Robert Troy asked housing minister to support landlords seeking to evict tenants during pandemic
Troy questioned the minister about landlords in the process of securing evictions notices against “non-conforming tenants”.
# Your Say
Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?
Additional help for renters might feature in September’s Budget.
# 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.
# Housing
SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit
From April 2021 until the end of June 451 investigations have been initiated by the RTB against landlords.
# Housing
HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he will be expanding the couple’s rate to single people.
# Housing
Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.
# housing costs
More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs
The new report by the Economic and Social Research Institute looks at housing supports for low-income renters.
# Housing Crisis
Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.
# 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.
# Housing Crisis
More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.
# IHREC
Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.
# Renting
First purpose-built cost-rental homes costing €1,200 per month open in Stepaside
18,000 cost-rental homes will be provided between now and 2030, said the housing minister.
# Housing
Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.
# Housing
90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients
Just five properties were available within standard HAP limits for a couple or one parent and one child.
All time
# Rent cap
New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies
The new legislation also proposes to provide enhanced tenancy protection by making a ‘Part 4’ tenancy one of unlimited duration.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
A new Daft.ie report shows rental homes available in Ireland have hit an ‘all-time low’.
# Rent cap
Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet
Darragh O’Brien said that the proposed legislation will be brought to a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday.
# regulation
'The system is weak': Just 29 sanctions for landlords in past year despite hundreds of investigations
In the majority of cases the landlord received either a written or monetary fine, or both, for breaches of rent pressure zone requirements.
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.
# He's a good boy
'It seems they've lost their humanity': Renters hit out at landlords requesting pet rent
Pet rent of €75 has been requested at a Dublin property development and one woman has been told pay a €500 deposit.
# your rental story
Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.
Voices
Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.
# Housing
Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.