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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# rtb

Last month
March 2023
# rent index
Average rents for new tenancies see 6.7% year-on-year increase
That’s according to the RTB’s Rent Index, which compared new rents in Q3 of 2022 to the same period in 2021.
This year
# rent credit
'Exceptionally high volume' of calls to RTB leading to backlog on queries about renters' credit
Green Party TD Patrick Costello said that the RTB are overburdened and don’t have the resources they currently need.
# digs
Housing Minister rules out introducing regulations on people renting out spare rooms
Darragh O’Brien said that additional rules would likely reduce the supply of digs for students.
Last year
# 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.
# Rental Market
Tenants bidding against each other for limited accommodation is raising rents, RTB chair says
He was criticised for saying renters should pay more for accommodation provided by institutional landlords as it provides security of tenure.
# Rental Property
Donnelly says he doesn't believe his failure to renew RTB registration warrants his resignation
Donnelly admitted yesterday that he failed to renew a rental property with the RTB for three years.
# rtb
Stephen Donnelly admits he failed to renew rental property with RTB for three years
The long-term tenancy, which was first registered in 2011, was not renewed in 2019.
# Housing
'Unacceptable': Sinn Féin warn Meath TD over lapse in rental property RTB registration
Johnny Guirke was warned that any future lapses ‘will result in disciplinary action from the party’.
# Robert Troy
Robert Troy says he didn't do his 'due diligence' on members' interests returns
‘I can only admit I got it wrong, I’m embarrassed at how wrong I got it,’ Troy said.
# 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.
# landlords fined
Nine landlords sanctioned by regulator for breaching rules as over 440 investigations under way
The RTB has said that €300,000 has been returned to tenants across all their investigations,
All time
# rent pressure zones
Watchdog warns landlords breaking cap as rents spike 7%
The increase may indicate an “unacceptable level of non-compliance” with regulations, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
A survey has found on average, tenants are spending 36% of their monthly income on rent.
# New Survey
One in five people in Ireland are renting 'because they can't afford a mortgage'
The RTB survey founds that the profile of landlords is changing, with large landlords looking to expand their portfolios.
# Renting
Cost of renting home in Ireland grew by 2.7% last year despite Covid-19 pandemic
That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent index.
# Housing
Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,
# non stop rise
There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000
Rents across the board have risen by 8.2% since last year, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.
# Tom Dunne
Landlords afraid of property market because of 'difficult' tenants, incoming RTB chairman claims
Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning.
# Housing
RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction
The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.
# rtb
RTB threatened to take legal action if Take Back the City protested in its office again
Around 50 people occupied the RTB’s Dublin office in November last year to highlight concerns.
# rtb
Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year
One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.
# 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.
# Under Pressure
19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again
Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.
# soaring rents
Two more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to rise
Limerick City East and Navan met the designation criteria within the latest Residential Tenancies Board report.
# 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.
# 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.
# residential tenancies
€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017
A number of record-breaking statistics dominate the Residential Tenancies Board’s annual report for 2017.
# Student Accommodation
Students facing 27% rent hikes in accommodation should take a case to the RTB, says chief
Rosalind Carroll said student should contact the RTB with cases.
# Housing
'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.
# 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.
# rental properties
Rise of 25% in the number of tenants defying their eviction notices
In 2016, there were 553 dispute cases regarding eviction orders made to the Residential Tenancies Board.
# illegal eviction
Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week
The RTB director said that the it was working to make sure landlords were “doing the right thing” across a number of areas when it came to renting.
# rtb index
Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country
Rent rates in Limerick city rose by over 19% when compared to this time last year.
# 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.
# rent index report
Government pledges to take on landlords who are trying to 'get around' rent control rules
Nationally, the average rent across all properties in Q2 stood at €1,017 – which is €63 higher than the same period last year.
# 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.
# up and down
Rents are up across the country, but down in Dublin
The average cost of renting in the country across all properties is now €987.
# 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.