Rent regulations 'driving out landlords' | Ireland – The Times

More landlords will be forced out of the rental market if the government continues to impose restrictions on the sector, a lobby group has said.

The Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA) was responding to concerns from the Residential Tenancies Board that there has been a sharp decline in the number of properties available for rent.

Although rents are at a record high because of unprecedented demand, the number of landlords is falling, with 8,829 tenancies and 1,778 fewer landlords than in 2015.

Rosalind Carroll, RTB director, said that the figures were of deep concern. “If we are to meet demand and ensure a well-functioning rental sector, we need more landlords and different types of landlords to offer market options. With many landlords leaving, it is

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