Home truths: Why Airbnb tweaks won't solve the housing crisis – image.ie

The government says that the prominence of short-term properties in specific areas of Dublin is responsible for making the housing crisis worse. Landlords say that they are being made into scapegoats. Amanda Cassidy finds out what’s really going on with the Irish rental market.  Paul Lock (29) is nearly ironing the bedsheets for his forthcoming

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017 – thejournal.ie

Source: RollingNews.ie IRISH LANDLORDS WERE awarded a total of €1.6 million in rent arrears last year after raising the issue with the state rentals board. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) details the figure in its annual report, published this morning (and viewable here), along with the fact that 77% of raised rents which were reviewed

Over 90 per cent of tenants in disputes got deposit refund with RTB help – Irish Times

Over 90 per cent of tenants who went to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) after landlords withheld their deposits were fully or partially refunded last year, according to the RTB’s annual report. The board had a record demand for its services last year with 170,000 calls , an increase of 31 per cent since 2016.