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# threshold - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

May 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,952 Views 90 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

# threshold - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults

Dec 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,700 Views 8 Comments

There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.

# threshold - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears
# Threshold
# Threshold

HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears

Dec 15th 2020, 8:11 PM 33,255 Views 82 Comments

There are currently 100,000 tenancies subsidised by the State, which is a third of all tenancies in the rental market.

# threshold - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban
# Threshold
# Threshold

Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban

Dec 10th 2020, 9:21 AM 7,604 Views 14 Comments

A ban on eviction notices and rent increases was put in place temporarily earlier this year.

# threshold - 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 16,851 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.

# threshold - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,537 Views 77 Comments

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# threshold - Thursday 19 September, 2019

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,558 Views 61 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'
# Housing
# Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Sep 19th 2019, 2:19 PM 19,172 Views 40 Comments

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

# threshold - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property
# Threshold
# Threshold

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property

Dec 25th 2018, 4:00 PM 49,785 Views 31 Comments

This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.

# threshold - Friday 12 October, 2018

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold

Oct 12th 2018, 7:15 AM 124,143 Views 141 Comments

In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.

# threshold - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam
# Renting
# Renting

'Exercise particular caution': Here's how to make sure you don't fall victim to a fake rental scam

Aug 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 14,836 Views 19 Comments

This time of year sees a spike in rental scams, housing and tenant advocacy charity Threshold has said.

# threshold - Monday 30 July, 2018

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories
# Threshold
# Threshold

Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories

Jul 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 70,256 Views 119 Comments

In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.

# threshold - Monday 11 June, 2018

'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home
# Threshold
# Threshold

'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home

Jun 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,923 Views 52 Comments

Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.

# threshold - Monday 12 March, 2018

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property
# Receivers
# Receivers

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Mar 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,083 Views 64 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

# threshold - Monday 27 November, 2017

Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters
# Threshold
# Threshold

Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters

Nov 27th 2017, 1:34 PM 12,602 Views 62 Comments

Housing charity Threshold launched its 2016 annual report today.

# threshold - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him
# Housing
# 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

Nov 11th 2017, 12:05 AM 74,876 Views 49 Comments

Licensee renters have very few of the same rights given to other tenants.

# threshold - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them
# Conflict
# Conflict

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

Sep 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,715 Views 31 Comments

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# threshold - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits
# Renting
# Renting

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Aug 24th 2017, 1:31 PM 50,749 Views 112 Comments

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

# threshold - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
# Rent Pressure Zones
# Rent Pressure Zones

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Aug 22nd 2017, 1:34 PM 22,557 Views 107 Comments

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

# threshold - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for deposit protection laws as some landlords looking for three months rent up front
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Calls for deposit protection laws as some landlords looking for three months rent up front

Jul 25th 2017, 2:19 PM 15,905 Views 102 Comments

Some landlords are now asking for two months rent as a deposit as well as payment for the first month.

# threshold - Thursday 15 December, 2016

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants

Dec 15th 2016, 8:00 AM 11,137 Views 107 Comments

The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.

# threshold - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

The biggest concern among renters? Not being able to afford upcoming rent increases
# Threshold
# Threshold

The biggest concern among renters? Not being able to afford upcoming rent increases

Dec 13th 2016, 12:19 PM 6,420 Views 44 Comments

Threshold is calling for an NCT-style accreditation to ensure rental housing meets an acceptable standard.

# threshold - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Over 10,000 people waiting over 10 years for a home in the capital
# Housing
# Housing

Over 10,000 people waiting over 10 years for a home in the capital

Oct 1st 2016, 6:15 AM 9,531 Views 22 Comments

New figures obtained by TheJournal.ie expose the real state of the housing crisis.

# threshold - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws
# The Rent
# The Rent

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws

Sep 10th 2016, 7:30 AM 11,018 Views 16 Comments

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 TheJournal.ie.

# threshold - Monday 22 August, 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation
# CAO 2016
# CAO 2016

Here's what students need to know when looking for accommodation

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 598 Views 25 Comments

Threshold’s Michael McCarthy Flynn talks about ways to protect yourself in the rental market.

# threshold - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'It's time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants'
# Up And Up
# Up And Up

'It's time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants'

Jun 18th 2015, 9:15 AM 23,000 Views 63 Comments

Rents across the country have leaped massively once more according to the latest figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).

# threshold - Sunday 8 March, 2015

'Rent certainty' might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Rent certainty' might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first?

Mar 8th 2015, 8:15 AM 14,463 Views 60 Comments

One housing charity is worried that they might.

# threshold - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin
# No Room At The Inn
# No Room At The Inn

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Dec 16th 2014, 3:30 PM 16,244 Views 35 Comments

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# threshold - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'
# Overhaul Needed
# Overhaul Needed

'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,662 Views 22 Comments

Threshold says a small adjustment in Rent Supplement payments of between €25 and €50 euro a week can keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.

# threshold - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The new homeless: 'Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing'
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

The new homeless: 'Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing'

Oct 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 12,958 Views 6 Comments

Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.

# threshold - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?

Jul 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,407 Views 50 Comments

Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.

# threshold - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Tenants "caught in crossfire" between landlords in arrears, and banks
# Receivership
# Receivership

Tenants "caught in crossfire" between landlords in arrears, and banks

Jul 9th 2014, 9:16 AM 9,873 Views 20 Comments

Tenants have to pay rent to the receiver – but the receiver doesn’t have to carry out repairs or maintain standards.

# threshold - Monday 16 December, 2013

Housing charity in Cork moved 50 children out of homelessness this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing charity in Cork moved 50 children out of homelessness this year

Dec 16th 2013, 11:01 AM 5,536 Views 12 Comments

In the case of two women moved out of homelessness, they now have appropriate accommodation to have overnight access to their children.

# threshold - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses

Nov 20th 2013, 1:15 PM 1,035 Views 120 Comments

One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.

Desperate renters accepting sub-standard accommodation as prices rise
# Threshold
# Threshold

Desperate renters accepting sub-standard accommodation as prices rise

Nov 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 13,207 Views 69 Comments

The drop-off in supply of rented accommodation in large urban areas coupled with rising demand has led to increasing difficulties for renters on low incomes.

# threshold - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Government called on to address housing shortage in Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Government called on to address housing shortage in Budget 2014

Sep 11th 2013, 11:53 AM 5,300 Views 29 Comments

Threshold has said that up to 30,000 new houses need to be constructed annually to meet demand.

# threshold - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork
# Homeless
# Homeless

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork

Dec 18th 2012, 7:25 AM 6,455 Views 31 Comments

The plan will enable people to move on from homelessness to suitable and affordable housing – as well as ensuring others will not have to sleep on the streets.

# threshold - Friday 27 July, 2012

Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dark, damp room or the street – this is the choice faced by many

Jul 27th 2012, 7:00 AM 61 Views 82 Comments

Cuts to rent supplement are forcing people to make impossible choices, writes Bob Jordan of Threshold.

# threshold - Friday 16 December, 2011

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Five Sinn Féin TDs will not pay the household charge

Dec 16th 2011, 8:25 AM 3,211 Views 108 Comments

There are now 14 TDs in total who will not pay the €100 charge when it comes into effect in the New Year.

# threshold - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Charity insists tenants should not be liable for household charge

Dec 15th 2011, 4:31 PM 4,029 Views 79 Comments

A group representing landlords said its members would be forced to pass on the charge to tenants as TDs today outlined their reasons for not paying.

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