Latest: Micheál Martin attacks Taoiseach over 'complacency' on 'shocking' rent crisis –

Update 6.35pm: Opposition leader Micheál Martin has said a new report on housing rents makes for “very dismal and depressing reading.”He said that over a number of years the rental increase in Dublin has been “shocking” and warned it is having a “huge impact on people.”Mr Martin also accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of complacency in

Council paid rent hikes to 64 landlords over 4% cap – Irish Times

Dublin City Council paid rent increases to 64 private landlords for social housing in 2017 that were above the 4 per cent cap for so-called rent pressure zones. Rents paid by the local authority to landlords rose by an average of 10 per cent last year under the rental accommodation scheme (RAS), one of the

Know your rights on rent hikes as landlords dodge control rules –

Some landlords are getting around rent controls by introducing fees for parking and bins, according to housing charity Threshold. As a result, a number of tenants are facing rent hikes well in excess of the increases allowed under the rent control rules. Some landlords are circumnavigating the rent-control legislation by charging for parking spaces,” said

Surge in ‘renovictions’ reported in rent pressure zones – Irish Times

Just over a year ago, the Government introduced “rent pressure zones” in response to rising costs for tenants. Initially concentrated on areas in Dublin and Cork, they now cover 21 local electoral areas. But what difference have they made? Landlords in such zones can impose a maximum rent increase on existing tenants of 4 per

Will rent controls start to work in 2018? – Irish Times

If you’re wondering why the much-vaunted rent controls, first introduced this time last year, are having so little impact on stalling price growth, consider this investor’s tale. He had a house rented out close to Dublin that was bringing in €1,300 a month – far below the market rates, which were more than €1,800. Stymied

Record number of people renting homes in Ireland with almost 900,000 now housed in private rental sector – The Irish Sun

THE number of people renting homes in Ireland has hit a record. Almost 19 per cent of the population — 895,600 people — are housed in the private rental sector. 2 Almost 900,000 people are renting in IrelandCredit: Iain Sharp / Alamy Stock Photo According to a survey by estate agents Savills, just under a