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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Renting

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# O'Devaney Gardens
O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues
Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.
# rent freeze
'Young people are being failed': Calls for rent freeze as average monthly rent reaches over €1,400
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil.
# Renting
A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400
Areas like Munster have seen large increases in rent prices this year compared to 2018.
# Housing Crisis
We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.
# Housing Crisis
Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'
The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.
# Renting
Figures suggest two-in-five renters in 'pressure zones' still being hit with rent increases above 4%
Under RPZ legislation, annual rent rises are capped at 4% in certain areas.
# residential tenancies bill
Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.
# Rent
Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?
Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.
# Explainer
Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.
# London
Sky News anchor apologises after being criticised for hitting out at renters during live interview
The interviewee described Jane Secker’s line of questions as “a bit patronising, really”.
# Housing Crisis
New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.
# Renting
A survey of Ireland's rental sector is set to get underway
The Residential Tenancies Board has issued a tender for the survey to be carried out.
# Startups and tech
Dublin's Roomigo is on a mission to ease the headache of finding decent housemates
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the ‘prop-tech’ company.
# residential tenancies act
Landlords to be sanctioned up to €30,000 if they breach rent caps under new laws
The new rules will mean notice periods given to tenants by landlords will be extended.
# buying vs rent
State spent over €1m renting Brussels embassy last year, as PAC questions value-for-money
Committee concerned about State renting buildings long-term rather than buying.
# before the break
New laws to punish landlords who raise rents above legal limit to be brought to Cabinet
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy confirmed that the Bill will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday.
# renting rights
Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law
The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.
# 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.
# airbnb
Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?
The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.
# Housing Crisis
Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold
In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.
# Ah here
Advert for 'glorified shed', being rented for €700/month, removed from website
The listing for the Dublin property was removed after a backlash.
'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'
Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.
# Homelessness
Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.
# to let
The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month
Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.
Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000
The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.
# Dublin
Site with planning permission for over 400 apartments on sale for €32 million
The vacancy rate in Dublin’s private rented sector has been below 2% for more than four years.
# Renting
'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.
# Celtic Tiger Hidden Houses
6 ways of coping with the fact that the Boom is back
Rents are now higher than they were at the height of the Boom and frankly, we’re not able.
'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling'
‘I want to move forward but I’m being forced to take a step back and move back home because of the current rental market’, writes Brigid O’Dea.
# Renting
'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'
Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.
# Vincent Browne
'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'
Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’
# Property Bubble
There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month
The pressure on rent in Dublin appears to be having a ripple effect on nearby counties.
# receivers
'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property
Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.
# yall mind if i scream
Just 10 things that are cheaper than renting in Dublin
It’s cheaper to spend 2 weeks in Iceland than to rent in the capital.
# Vacation Notice
Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws
The bill has received cross-party support
'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'
The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.
# Housing
Report shows rents in Dublin are going to keep going up by 5-6% until 2019
The figures are contained in a rental report by property consultants Savills.
# Threshold
Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters
Housing charity Threshold launched its 2016 annual report today.
# Renting
Poll: Should there be an NCT-style system for privately rented accommodation?
There are calls for the introduction of severe penalties for landlords who place the lives and health of tenants at risk.
# Housing
Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him
Licensee renters have very few of the same rights given to other tenants.