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#Renting

# renting - Wednesday 28 September, 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 Wed 7:58 AM 50,988 Views 30 Comments

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

# renting - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

New tax credit worth €500 to be introduced for renters

Updated Tue 2:31 PM 27,600 Views 13 Comments

The tax credit can be claimed for 2022.

# renting - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

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 37,020 Views 0 Comments

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

# renting - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How much do you pay a month in rent?

Aug 18th 2022, 10:18 AM 55,105 Views 57 Comments

Additional help for renters might feature in September’s Budget.

# renting - 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

Aug 10th 2022, 3:16 PM 24,921 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.

# renting - Monday 8 August, 2022

SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit
# Housing
# Housing

SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit

Aug 8th 2022, 9:23 AM 22,666 Views 86 Comments

From April 2021 until the end of June 451 investigations have been initiated by the RTB against landlords.

# renting - Friday 3 June, 2022

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
# Housing
# Housing

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:43 PM 22,860 Views 32 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he will be expanding the couple’s rate to single people.

# renting - 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 30,747 Views 67 Comments

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

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs
# Housing Costs
# Housing Costs

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs

May 26th 2022, 8:10 AM 14,261 Views 30 Comments

The new report by the Economic and Social Research Institute looks at housing supports for low-income renters.

# renting - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar: 'Far too many people have to spend too much of their income on rent'

May 12th 2022, 1:37 PM 24,548 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says rents are out of control.

# renting - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

Tax measures may need review to keep landlords from exiting the rental market, says minister

May 5th 2022, 5:15 PM 30,438 Views 57 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien indicated that tax breaks may be needed to keep ‘mom-and-pop landlords’ from selling up.

# renting - Monday 2 May, 2022

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 25,326 Views 42 Comments

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

# renting - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Tenants 'often' unable to make discrimination complaint about landlords, report finds

Apr 28th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,399 Views 19 Comments

The findings come as the Government reviews Ireland’s equality laws.

# renting - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

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 49,650 Views 54 Comments

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

# renting - 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 24,391 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.

# renting - Sunday 30 January, 2022

90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients
# Housing
# Housing

90 per cent of rental properties unavailable to HAP recipients

Jan 30th 2022, 4:02 PM 30,244 Views 45 Comments

Just five properties were available within standard HAP limits for a couple or one parent and one child.

# renting - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

New bill will cap rent increases at 2% in Rent Pressure Zones and bring in unlimited-term tenancies

Nov 16th 2021, 3:25 PM 18,885 Views 30 Comments

The new legislation also proposes to provide enhanced tenancy protection by making a ‘Part 4’ tenancy one of unlimited duration.

# renting - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

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 27,718 Views 81 Comments

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

# renting - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Housing minister set to bring rent cap legislation to Cabinet

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:33 PM 10,586 Views 16 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said that the proposed legislation will be brought to a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday.

'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 20,787 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.

# renting - Saturday 30 October, 2021

'It seems they've lost their humanity': Renters hit out at landlords requesting pet rent
# He's A Good Boy
# He's A Good Boy

'It seems they've lost their humanity': Renters hit out at landlords requesting pet rent

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 59,995 Views 139 Comments

Pet rent of €75 has been requested at a Dublin property development and one woman has been told pay a €500 deposit.

# renting - Monday 27 September, 2021

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
# Your Rental Story
# Your Rental Story

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 24,588 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.

# renting - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

Sep 25th 2021, 11:45 AM 59,665 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

# renting - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
# Housing
# Housing

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

Jul 29th 2021, 4:53 PM 10,505 Views 27 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

# renting - 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 38,573 Views 71 Comments

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

# renting - 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 49,418 Views 48 Comments

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

# renting - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 17,692 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

# renting - 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 88,279 Views 115 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.

# renting - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

May 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 38,065 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

# renting - Sunday 16 May, 2021

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories
# My Housing Story
# My Housing Story

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories

May 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,243 Views 85 Comments

In a follow-up to our Irish housing stories, here’s what it’s like living in a variety of countries across Europe and beyond.

# renting - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

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 17,071 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.

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 19,807 Views 91 Comments

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

# renting - 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 16,319 Views 24 Comments

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

# renting - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,895 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# renting - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,922 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

# renting - 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 16,287 Views 22 Comments

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

# renting - 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 23,301 Views 31 Comments

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

# renting - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
# Renting
# Renting

Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget

Sep 24th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,878 Views 62 Comments

The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# renting - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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.

# renting - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May
# Daft.ie Report
# Daft.ie Report

There's been a 39% spike in homes for rent in Dublin compared to last May

Jun 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 19,055 Views 22 Comments

The 39% spike is the highest one-month total for rental listings in the capital since August 2015.

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