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# Renting

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# Renting
'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation
“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.
# Renting
Poll: Should landlords face fines up to €1 million for breaching health and safety regulations?
An RTÉ Investigates documentary found dangerously overcrowded accommodation in sub-standard buildings in Dublin.
# rté investigates
16 people in a single bedroom, 64 people renting a house: Documentary shows state of Ireland's rental 'nightmares'
A new investigation shows widespread breaches in terms of health and safety standards across the private rental sector.
The reality of house hunting on HAP: 'Please don’t call back if I don’t email you the address'
A HAP applicant stands no chance against a well paid individual seeking the same property, writes Chris O’Donnell.
# Renting
Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector
A letter sent to local authorities states owners should not be allowed to rent their properties for more than five nights in a row.
# Mulhuddart
Mother returned home from work to find rented home boarded up
The Residential Tenancies Board has been granted an interim injunction ordering the landlord to allow the family to return.
# demand and supply
People letting homes on Airbnb may need licence under new proposals
Concerns have been raised about the effect home-sharing is having on the rental market.
# all the facts
FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).
# location location locaaagh
21 things you've definitely encountered if you're trying to rent in Dublin right now
Welcome to the Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favour.
# homeshare
New Irish company matches lonely older people with students and professionals looking for somewhere to live
The Irish company aims to pair up people with different needs in order to solve their issues.
# 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.
# Facebook Live
Got questions or stories about looking for student accommodation? We want to hear from you
We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear your stories and your questions.
# journeys through daft
Almost €1000 a month for a room where the bed is next to the oven: Trying to find a place to live in Dublin
With rental prices high and supply low, renting in Dublin is truly a seller’s market.
# Renting
Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits
Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.
# housing assistance
Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord
They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.
# generation rent
Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?
New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.
# Stamp Duty
Government has 'no plans' to abolish stamp duty for tenants paying over €2,500 a month in rent
The Social Democrats has criticised the Government over the stamp duty limits.
Generation Rent: 'We cannot sit back while people are put into bedsits'
Eoghan Murphy’s thoughts on re-introducing bedsits is another blow to those of us who are struggling, writes Adam Tyrell.
# Housing
Paying over €2,500 a month rent in a house share? Then you should be paying stamp duty
Stamp duty is the fee payable on the instruments used to transfer property.
# Clampdown
New Bill seeks to limit Airbnb rentals to six weeks per year
Senator Kevin Humphrey says short term rental platforms should have to register their properties.
# rental crisis
Airbnb criticised for its 'adverse effect' on the rental market in Dublin
There are more than 5,300 places available to rent on Airbnb in Dublin city alone.
# Census 2016
One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics
Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.
# rent index
These are the most expensive and cheapest areas for renting in Ireland
The top five areas with the most expensive rents are all located in on the southern side of Dublin.
# rental crisis
Coveney says he will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' not reached over renting
The Housing Minister wants to make it very clear that those who want to use AirBnb need to do so responsibly.
# pipe dreams
18 simple dreams of people who rent
We don’t want anything fancy. Just minimal mould.
# Housing
Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rules
Simon Coveney said the regulations “aim to ensure that properties tenants are renting are safe, efficient, durable and comfortable”.
# building and property
Landlords rapped on the knuckles for threatening new charges after rent caps
The Irish Property Owners Association has been given a dressing down by the competition watchdog.
# Housing Crisis
Cap on Dublin and Cork rent increases in place from today
The 4% cap will apply for a three-year period.
# Your Say
Poll: Should first-time buyers be allowed to use renting history in mortgage applications?
The Department of Finance thinks it’s a good idea.
# The rent
'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws
Students or other tenants in houseshares who are not on the lease are “second-class” housemates who do not qualify for tenancy rights, the Peter McVerry Trust told
# 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.
# emotional rollercoaster
11 emotions everyone goes through when looking for a place to live on Daft
It’s an emotional rollercoaster.
Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.
# to let
8 things Dublin rental ads say... and what they really mean
Oh, the joys.
# Housing
Landlords could face NCT-style checks to bring rental properties up to standard
Housing charity Threshold said some tenants are now “afraid” to complain about sub-standard accommodation.
Student accommodation nightmares: 'I couldn't even stand up straight in my room'
As the academic year comes to a close, one student tells of her experiences of trying to find somewhere to live
# living with lads
11 things every girl who's lived with a load of lads knows to be true
*burps loudly*
# the apartment games
This comedy sketch perfectly sums up the pain of trying to find a flat in Dublin
May the rent be ever in your favour.
# quick fix
There's an extremely simple way to free up space on your iPhone
Handy for those who have the basic 16GB version.
# cutting fees
Settling a dispute with your landlord just got cheaper
Fees for the Private Residential Tenancies Board mediation service have been scrapped.