'No DSS' lawsuits – what do letting agents need to know? – Estate Agent Today

Over the last few years, there have been a number of high-profile court cases in which renters took action against letting agents for refusing to show them available properties – solely because they received benefits. In 2018-19, 20% of private rented sector (PRS) tenants – over 900,000 households – received housing benefit towards the payment

Homes for less than €230,000 could be bought under proposed SF scheme – The Irish Times

Affordable homes for €230,000 or less could be purchased by low income households or rented for between €700 and €900 monthly under a scheme proposed by Sinn Féin. The party’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said the scheme would keep the standard 5 per cent profit margin for building contractors but removes the middlemen, which

Domestic abuse victims 'trapped' in dangerous homes by mortgages – Irish Examiner

29/05/2020 – 06:49 By Liz Dunphy Victims of domestic abuse are being trapped in dangerous homes because of their mortgages, charities say.  “Mortgages are almost wrapping people in abusive relationships forever,” said Geraldine Johnson of Mna Feasa, an organisation that helps domestic abuse victims in Cork. “People feel completely trapped. If your name is on

Enactus DCU crowned 2020 Enactus Ireland Champions – Dublin City University

Enactus DCU was crowned the winner of the Enactus Ireland social entrepreneurship national competition on Thursday, May 28th, for the sixth time in nine years. This year the final event was streamed live to family and friends and a wider audience of academic and business stakeholders. One of the winning team’s projects Dyslex.ie sets out

Amazon in talks to rent Dublin office block with space for about 750 workers – Independent.ie

Amazon is in talks to rent an office block in Dublin with space for about 750 workers, according to a person familiar with the matter. he online retail giant is in negotiations to lease the 2 Burlington Plaza office block in central Dublin, said the person who asked not to be identified as the information

Demands for greater support for renters as union collectives take shape across Hackney – Hackney Citizen

London Renters Union campaigners at Hackney Town Hall, pre-lockdown. Calls have gone out across the political spectrum for greater support for renters in the private sector, as the impending end of the government’s eviction ban on 25 June continues to cause concern. Hackney Council wants the ban extended beyond June to avoid a surge in

Scots rough sleeping reduced to a 'handful' of people during lockdown, MSPs told – Edinburgh Live

Rough sleeping in Scotland has been reduced to a “handful” of people but there will be a huge challenge to find accommodation for them once Covid-19 lockdown measures end, MSPs have been told. The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government Committee heard evidence from three charities about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on homelessness. Margaret-Ann Brunjes,

When is a Pub a Restaurant? – Lexology

Since our last article, there have been some interesting developments including the introduction of a phased lifting of restrictions. Reminder of important dates: 29 June 2020 – Restaurants and cafes may open 20 July 2020 – Hotels and hostels may open (but hotel bars must stay closed) 10 August 2020 – Pubs, hotel bars and

Inside the luxurious Airbnb where Matt Damon spent lockdown – HouseBeautiful.com

The spectacular ocean-facing Dublin property, where actor Matt Damon spent two months in lockdown, is available to rent again via Airbnb. The Jason Bourne star temporarily relocated to the tiny seaside village of Dalkey with his wife Luciana Barroso and their daughters to film his new drama-thriller, The Last Duel. But, as global travel restrictions

Dominic Cummings may have provided a distraction, but the Scottish Government is now under pressure to make Test and Protect work – Holyrood

“If I were Mr Cummings, I would be considering my position,” said Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw, when he finally broke his silence over the controversy that had raged for days over the Prime Minister’s special adviser’s trip from London to Durham during lockdown. But despite the furore, Carlaw still failed to actually condemn Cummings’