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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Threshold

This month
March 2023
# eviction ban
'While the moratorium paused evictions, it didn’t stop landlords issuing notices to quit'
Homeless services are worried about the potential impact of eviction ban lapsing.
# Housing
AirBnb claims 'everyday families' rent out their homes for much-needed income
An upcoming property register is a barrier to income families “cannot afford to lose”, Airbnb says.
This year
# Housing
Threshold says 40% of tenancy terminations for property sale were invalid in last quarter of 2022
The charity’s advisors supported 17,012 individuals in the last quarter of 2022.
Last year
# Threshold
Over 10,000 people who contacted housing non-profit were at risk of homelessness
It is among the figures in Threshold’s annual report released today.
# Housing
Threshold answered a call every 20 minutes from private renters facing eviction so far this year
An eviction ban is currently in place until 1 April 2023.
# fears
Tenancy termination and rental hikes among biggest fears for renters, report finds
The research was conducted by housing charity Threshold.
# Housing Crisis
More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.
All time
# Daft Report
Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.
# Housing Crisis
Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.
# Threshold
HAP tenants struggling to buy food after paying rent top-ups to landlords, committee hears
There are currently 100,000 tenancies subsidised by the State, which is a third of all tenancies in the rental market.
# Threshold
Housing charity dealt with over 100 illegal or threatened evictions during pandemic ban
A ban on eviction notices and rent increases was put in place temporarily earlier this year.
# Renting
Threshold calls for €20 million rent arrears fund to be included in upcoming Budget
The charity is calling for the funding to help tenants facing a rent crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
# The other crisis
'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.
# 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
Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'
Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.
# Threshold
Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property
This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.
# 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.
# 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.
# Threshold
Family of 3 sharing room after landlord tried to increase rent by €500: Ireland's housing horror stories
In five recent cases handled by Threshold, families faced eviction from their homes for a variety of reasons.
# Threshold
'The private rented sector is broken': Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home
Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Conflict
Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them
The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.
# 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.
# rent pressure zones
Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.
# Housing Crisis
Calls for deposit protection laws as some landlords looking for three months rent up front
Some landlords are now asking for two months rent as a deposit as well as payment for the first month.
# rental crisis
New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants
The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.
# Threshold
The biggest concern among renters? Not being able to afford upcoming rent increases
Threshold is calling for an NCT-style accreditation to ensure rental housing meets an acceptable standard.
# Housing
Over 10,000 people waiting over 10 years for a home in the capital
New figures obtained by expose the real state of the housing crisis.
# 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
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.
# up and up
'It's time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants'
Rents across the country have leaped massively once more according to the latest figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).
# Housing Crisis
'Rent certainty' might be coming, but could landlords get hikes in first?
One housing charity is worried that they might.
# no room at the inn
French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin
Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.
# overhaul needed
'People are paying illegal top ups on rent supplement to live in a garage'
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.
# homeless ireland
The new homeless: 'Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing'
Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.
# crisis point
How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?
Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.
# Receivership
Tenants "caught in crossfire" between landlords in arrears, and banks
Tenants have to pay rent to the receiver – but the receiver doesn’t have to carry out repairs or maintain standards.
# Homelessness
Housing charity in Cork moved 50 children out of homelessness this year
In the case of two women moved out of homelessness, they now have appropriate accommodation to have overnight access to their children.