No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional – TheJournal.ie

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government Darragh O’Brien. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government Darragh O’Brien. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

FIANNA FÁIL HAS published legal advice stating that the roll out of a rent freeze would be unconstitutional. 

Today, the party announced a housing package of €2.1 billion in additional spending above pre-committed levels.

The party’s plans include an SSIA-style top up scheme for First Time Buyers, the retention and expansion of the Help to Buy scheme and a promise to build 50,000 affordable homes which will be bought for under €250,000.

However, when quizzed on the possibility of a rent freeze under a Fianna Fáil government, the party’s housing spokesperson said Fianna Fáil had been advised against “a flat rent freeze”. 

“We did look very strongly at the whole rent freeze issue because

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