Drogheda and Greystones declared Rent Pressure Zones – RTÉ News

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said new figures from the Residential Tenancies Board show rents nationally rose 6.5% in the 12 months to June 2017. Rents in Quarter 2 in Dublin rose 3.3%, compared to a decrease of 1.7% in the first three months of the year. Mr Murphy has designated two local electoral

Greystones and Drogheda added to list of rent pressure zones – Irish Times

Greystones in Co Wicklow and Drogheda Co Louth have been added to the Government’s list of rent pressure zones, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy announced on Tuesday. Both areas have witnessed what Mr Murphy described as “exceptional rent increases” in the four of the six previous quarters. Like other rent pressure zones (RPZs), they will

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's Annual Report for 2016 – Lexology

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recently published its 2016 annual report, which is a useful overview of the CCPC’s activities in its second full year of operation. The CCPC is an independent statutory body with a dual mandate to enforce competition and consumer protection law in Ireland. It was established on 31 October

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters – thejournal.ie

Image: Shutterstock/AntonGrachev Image: Shutterstock/AntonGrachev DEPOSIT RETENTION BY landlords is to be tackled by government with the roll out of the long-awaited Deposit Protection Scheme. The scheme will ensure there is a legal definition that a deposit will cover one month rent only. It’s understood this could also allow the Residential Tenancy Board (RTB) to retain deposits until