CCTV: ensuring you do not breach data protection laws – Lexology

The case study at our recent commercial leases seminars included a section about the installation of CCTV in the common parts of a building and in the car park. We discussed the steps that a property owner needs to take before installing CCTV on the premises. In this legal insight we answer some of the

Residential Tenancies Board seeks new board members – The Irish Times

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is looking to recruit two new board members to help in its role of overseeing the private rented sector and implementing Government policy in the rental housing sector. The RTB, which was established in 2004, has a quasi-judicial role and its remit is to “support and develop a well-functioning rental

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold –

Image: Shutterstock/Cilinskas Image: Shutterstock/Cilinskas HOUSING CHARITY THRESHOLD is calling for a change in legislation to protect tenants after reports of landlords asking for viewing fees. Agents working at the housing charity have recently received phone calls from people querying the practice.  In one case, a young woman requested advice from Threshold. The woman expressed an

Budget 2019: Landlords welcome 100% mortgage interest tax relief on loans –

Landlords have been given improved tax relief in an attempt to encourage investment in the sector. Under the new measures, landlords can get 100pc mortgage interest relief on loans used to purchase, improve or repair their residential property (previously it was 80pc). Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said: ‘We have to introduce measures that will incentivise

Charities warn Budget 2019 housing provisions do not go far enough – Newstalk 106-108 fm

Updated 20:05 The Housing Minister has moved to defend the Budget after charities warned it does not contain the actions required to address the crises in housing and homelessness. The Minister for Finance announced a number of measures aimed at tackling the crises this afternoon – with the allocation of €2.3bn to the State’s housing

Live: Budget 2019 – Irish Times

Social welfare rates to rise by €5, €2.3bn allocated to housing and €1bn extra for health 10:02 Good morning and welcome to The Irish Times’ live coverage of Budget 2019. We’ll be bringing you rolling updates throughout the day. That will include all the build-up before Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe takes to his feet

Government accused of 'a landlords' Budget' over tax break for landlords –

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Image: Sam Boal/ Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Image: Sam Boal/ OPPOSITION POLITICIANS HAVE accused the government of introducing “a landlords’ Budget”, after it announced tax breaks for landlords in today’s Budget statement. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed that landlords would be entitled to relief of up to 100% of the interest

Dublin tenants protest over 25% rent increase – RTÉ News

A group of Dublin tenants have protested outside the offices of landlord I-RES over an increase in their rent by up to 25%. The tenants of the Maple Apartments, in Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin, were informed by letter that the rent is increasing from 1 January. Among those gathered were students, families, and couples

Rent hikes of up to 25% spark protest outside landlord’s offices – Irish Times

A group of tenants have held a demonstration outside the offices of landlord Ires Reit to protest a hike in their rent of up to 25 per cent. The tenants of the Maple Apartments, in Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin, were informed by letter that the rent is increasing from January 1st. Students, families, and