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# Threshold

Last month
November 2023
Threshold worked with over 12,000 households deemed at risk of homelessness last year
The housing charity supported more than 12,000 households last year, a 12% increase on the previous year.
This year
Threshold calls for NCT-style inspections of rental properties over concerns about poor standards
Threshold’s Q3 Impact report said that 7% of overall queries last quarter related to accommodation standards, up from 4.5% in the previous quarter.
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.
Housing charity questions effectiveness of law brought in to prevent upfront rent requests
The charity argues that the wording of the law allows for “an illusion of choice”.
Student Accommodation: Landlords join calls for caution and blame 'unfavourable conditions' for scarcity
Three separate warnings have been issued in the last week, as availability of student accommodation continues to dwindle.
Threshold calls for protection scheme amid rise in landlords withholding deposits
The proposed scheme would see deposits lodged with an independent third party rather than the landlord.
Homelessness record broken again as 12,441 people in emergency accommodation in May
The figures include 3,699 children.
Renters feel less secure in their tenancies compared to last year, Threshold finds
Threshold said there has been a “steady, year-on-year increase” of insecurity felt by Irish renters, compared to last year’s report.
Irish Government ‘will move heaven and earth’ for older renters facing eviction, says minister
A new report finds a quarter of older renters expect to remain in rental sector for the rest of their lives.
Threshold says 75% of Notices to Quit for renovation they dealt with this year were invalid
Threshold said it supported 1,262 households to stay in their homes or secure alternative housing between January and March.
Protesters gather outside Leinster House calling for eviction ban to be reinstated
The protest, organised by the Cost of Living Coalition, began at 1pm on Kildare Street.
Free Legal Advice Centre says Taoiseach's claims on evictions do not reflect 'legal reality'
The centre’s chief executive said that Varadkar’s comments implied that the Courts have a large say in whether a determination order will be enforced, in reality, they do not.
Threshold anticipates March to be its busiest month since eviction ban came into place
The housing charity’s CEO said its caseload has been steadily increasing over the past five years.
'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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Tenancy termination and rental hikes among biggest fears for renters, report finds
The research was conducted by housing charity Threshold.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
Illegal evictions, severe overcrowding and landlords withholding deposits - just some of the issues facing renters
Housing charity Threshold launched its 2016 annual report today.
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.
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.
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.
Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'
Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.
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.