Athlone rent rises capped as area is given pressure zone status – Westmeath Independent

Rent increases for tenants on the Westmeath side of Athlone have been capped at 4% per year in a bid to curb the recent dramatic rise in housing costs. The Athlone local electoral area in Westmeath – which includes the east and west sides of the town centre, as well as communities such as Moydrum,

Arklow on list of rent pressure zones – Wicklow People

Arklow has been included in the latest rent pressure zone list and has become a rent pressure zone as of yesterday (Tuesday). The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) announced on Tuesday that the town was one of the 19 Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) across 11 counties that have been designated a Rent Pressure Zone. It’s after

Introduction of new rent pressure zones a sign of failure – Galway Advertiser

The extension of the rent pressure zones (RPZ ), while welcome for tenants in the area, is a sign of the Government’s failing housing policy in Galway, according to a Galway-East TD. Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte’s comments came after 19 new RPZs were introduced on Monday including Athenry-Oranmore and Gort/Kinvara in Galway. These designated

Fermoy LEA now a Rent Pressure Zone – The Avondhu Press

The rent costs in the towns and villages within the Fermoy Local Electoral Area (LEA) cannot be increased by more than 4% per year now that Fermoy Electoral Area has been named as a Rent Pressure Zone.  The news was announced this week by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy and is

Residential Tenancies Board given new powers to deal with bad landlords – Irish Legal News

Published 3 July 2019 New powers have been given to the Residential Tenancies Board to deal with improper conduct by landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act, the Irish Examiner reports. The board can now investigate and sanction landlords directly in cases where residential tenancy law is being breached in respect of rent pressure zones, as

Call for 1% cap on ‘unsustainable’ rent increases for three years – The Irish Times

The maximum a landlord can increase rent by should be capped at 1 per cent for three years to bring housing inflation in line with EU monetary policy and prevent further homelessness, the Dáil has heard. Labour leader Brendan Howlin said efforts to tackle rent inflation are not working because the creation of rent pressure

Residential Tenancies Board given new powers to address improper conduct by landlords – Irish Examiner

The Residential Tenancies Board has been given new powers to address improper conduct by landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act. The RTB can now directly investigate and sanction in cases where there are specific breaches of residential tenancy law in relation to Rent Pressure Zones, false or misleading notices of termination and the non-registration of

Multiple Galway county areas now rent pressure zones – Galway Daily

Multiple areas across Galway county are designated as rent pressure zones as of today. In total 19 new rent pressure zones have been created in 11 counties including Athenry/Oranmore and Gort/Kinvara, which came into effect today. Within a rent pressure zone landlords are capped at being able to raise rents by a maximum of 4%

Landlords on Airbnb 'will sell up over new letting regulations' –

Dublin landlords who run Airbnb rentals say they are considering selling their properties because of onerous new short-term letting regulations. he regulations, which came into force yesterday, could result in those who flout the rules being fined €5,000 or jailed for six months. It has been claimed that the new legislation will see landlords take