Africa highlights: Wednesday 29 November 2017, as it happened BBC News
The Residential Tenancies Board has published new guidelines aimed at closing the loophole that allows landlords to raise rents or evict tenants based on maintenance or minor repairs. Under the government’s Rent Pressure Zone legislation introduced last year, landlords in certain areas can only raise rents by 4% each year. However, the legislation allows landlords
Landlords in a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) cannot hike rents above prescribed thresholds after performing basic maintenance such as painting or appliance replacement, new guidelines have clarified. Under the law, owners of properties in RPZ areas in counties such as Dublin, Kildare and Cork can only raise the rent by a maximum of four per
(Full_chok/Shutterstock) The increasing pervasiveness of social networking, multi-cloud applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services continues to drive exponential growth in big data solutions. As businesses become more data driven and larger, more current data sets become important to support the online business processes, analytics, intelligence and decisions. Additionally, data availability and integrity
Over 15,000 rogue landlords could face hefty fines for failing to register tenants, the country’s leading rental standards watchdog has warned. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has singled out these rogue landlords a number of ways, including getting local councils to send on names of all people receiving government payments for tenants on low income.
Image: Shutterstock/zimmytws Image: Shutterstock/zimmytws RENTS IN IRELAND have soared 11% in 2017 to an all-time high of €1,200. The latest quarterly rental report by Daft.ie shows that the average monthly rent across the country was €1,198 in the third quarter of the year. In Dublin, the increase in rents in the year to September 2017
Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors of power (and yes, we are talking about the banks here) is the fact that despite all the regulators and authorities set up over the past 30 years or so, it