Rents and house costs to keep going up, Chartered Surveyors forecast says – Irish Examiner

Rents will continue to rise strongly this year by 5% and house prices will rise 2%, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has forecast, as shortages of affordable housing continues to drive the market. The projections come as the issues of housing and homelessness continue to be hotly debated topics in the election campaign.

Meet Ireland President Higgins and his two loyal dogs – Standard Digital

A combination photo of Ireland President Michael Higgins and his dogs. [Photo Courtesy] Ireland President Michael D Higgins’ tale best tells the story that a dog is man’s best friend. The decorated president has been described as a national treasure and the most admired leader in Ireland, but it is his dogs that steal the

Threshold: Landlords trying to get round Rent Pressure Zones with additional fees – BreakingNews.ie

There is a warning that Rent Pressure Zones can be legally abused by landlords when they charge additional fees. A house in Dublin has been advertised for a €6,600 upfront payment, broken down into separate charges such as a deposit, rent, management fee and car space. The letting agent says the landlord wanted €1,600 in

Threshold: Landlords trying to get round Rent Pressure Zones with additional fees – Irish Examiner

There is a warning that Rent Pressure Zones can be legally abused by landlords when they charge additional fees. A house in Dublin has been advertised for a €6,600 upfront payment, broken down into separate charges such as a deposit, rent, management fee and car space. The letting agent says the landlord wanted €1,600 in

Apropos argues the Scottish budget should encourage property investment – Scottish Business News

David Alexander joint managing director of Apropos by DJ Alexander THE FORTHCOMING Scottish Budget (6th February) should encourage investment in the private rented sector (PRS) according to a leading property management company. Apropos by DJ Alexander Ltd, one of the UK’s largest family-run property management businesses, believes that the PRS is an essential component in

Housing crisis: What the rest of the world can teach Ireland – The Irish Times

“The Housing Fix” is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing the country and its next government – in the run-up to the general election. For more, read Cliff Taylor’s 12-step plan of action, David McWilliams’s economic analysis and our voter’s guide to

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners – Micheál's manifesto promises – TheJournal.ie

Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin says he wants to reduce the amount peoples’ rents can rise in rent pressure zones. Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin says he wants to reduce the amount peoples’ rents can rise in rent pressure zones. FIANNA FÁIL LEADER Micheál Martin has said he is not “instinctively against” the idea of