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 a rent freeze. 

Answering questions sent via Whatsapp for TheJournal.ie’s general election podcast, The Candidate, Martin agreed that the proposal of a rent freeze will be examined if he gets into government. 

The party leader has also committed to an extra €5 for the pension, each year for five years, if Fianna Fáil get into government. 

Currently, a tenant living in a rent pressure zone can only have their rent increased by 4% every two years under laws first introduced in December 2016 by then-Housing Minister Simon Coveney

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