Rent pressure zone landlords ‘imposed illegal price hikes’ – Irish Times

Almost eight in 10 landlords in rent pressure zones wrongly imposed rent increases on tenants, according to the State authority that handles landlord-tenant disputes. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) found that in 44 recent cases where tenants faced rent hikes that were greater than the market rate, 34 of the rent review notices, some 77

Department rejects idea of rent register to stop hikes by landlords – Irish Times

The Department of Housing has poured cold water on the idea of a mandatory rent register suggested as a means of helping tenants stop landlords imposing steep rent increases, citing data protection concerns. Housing charity Threshold has called for a rent register to help tenants challenge landlords who increase rents beyond the 4 per cent

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners – thejournal.ie

File photo of vacant properties in a ghost estate in Co Leitrim. (Dated 2011) Image: Mark Stedman File photo of vacant properties in a ghost estate in Co Leitrim. (Dated 2011) Image: Mark Stedman NEW PLANS TO penalise owners of vacant properties have been met with resistance from landlord groups, with one organisation warning the