TDs to debate Bill on banning rent increases for three years –

Sinn Féin is tabling a Bill next week that would ban future rent increases for three years.The party said the Ban on Rent Increases Bill would also allow rent to fall during the same period.A temporary ban on evictions and rent increases was first introduced during the pandemic.Since the end of July, there has been a ban on evicting people who are not able to pay their rent because of the pandemic.The legislation, which is in place until January, also bans increases for renters receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) or the wage subsidy scheme.Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman, called for Fianna Fáil and the Green Party to back the Bill.👨‍👩‍👧 Rents are too high. We have to stop them rising further.— Eoin Ó Broin (@EOBroin) September 11, 2020The latest rent report in June showed that average new rents across the State were €1,412 per month, while

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