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Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Tenants say gardaí 'made eejits' of them after calling for assistance during improper eviction
“You could’ve put anything in front of me, and I would’ve signed it,” the tenant told The Journal.
Man (20s) arrested during protest at Waterford eviction on Saturday
Footage shared on social media on Saturday showed a protest at the eviction.
Last month
August 2023
Average rent for new tenancies in Ireland rose by almost 9% year-on-year
The Residential Tenancies Board has today published the Q1 2023 Rent Index report.
Over 5,700 notices to quit issued to tenants in second quarter after eviction ban lifted
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has called on the Government to immediately reintroduce the ban on no-fault evictions.
This year
Mass eviction of Tathony House tenants ruled invalid by RTB
Tenants ran a months-long campaign to prevent the eviction of nearly 100 people, which they claimed was illegal.
Cork residents fail in 'class action' against landlord over anti-social activity by his tenants
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
A solicitor for the residents said the ruling means people “can no longer protect their anonymity” by complaining via their residents’ association.
High Court dismisses tenant's appeal against RTB's decision in favour of landlord
The tenant argued that the RTB shouldn’t allow her tenancy to end after her landlord said she would not accept rent in the form of HAP.
Taoiseach says Govt did not have exact RTB figures when deciding to lift eviction ban
Questions have been raised about whether government knew the extent of the notices to quit that had been served.
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.
'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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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 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.
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.
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
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.
Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
A survey has found on average, tenants are spending 36% of their monthly income on rent.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Landlords afraid of property market because of 'difficult' tenants, incoming RTB chairman claims
Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning.
RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction
The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.
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.
Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year
One case which required dispute resolution saw a landlord awarded almost €11,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The national average rent is now almost €1,100 per month
Rent has increased by 8.8% in Dublin and by 7.6% nationally.
€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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.