Landlords look for tax incentives to refurbish vacant properties –

A group representing landlords is calling on the government to introduce tax incentives for people to refurbish and let out vacant properties The Irish Property Owners Association has said large numbers of former rental homes were taken off the market because landlords could not afford to bring them into line with new standards. The Association’s

'I'd love to help a struggling tenant, but if I did I'd be homeless myself' –

Image: Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson Image: Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson DAMIEN* OWNS SIX properties in Dublin – he rents five and lives in the other with his wife and children. He, like many landlords, is in debt. He owes about €1.5 million. His mortgages are spread out over four different banks. Damien says he is paying one

Landlord group criticises new ‘rent controls’ – Irish Times

An umbrella group for Irish landlords has condemned proposed legislation aimed a freezing residential rent prices for periods of two years. The Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA) has accused the Government of abdicating its responsibilities towards people who need social housing by attacking a soft target instead. The association claimed Minister for the Environment Alan

Landlords consider legal action over rent rules –

The Irish Property Owners’ Association has said landlords consider the new rent rules as unjust, unfair. It said rent reviews every two years appear to be unconstitutional. Yesterday, the Government announced its ‘New Deal for Tenants’, which, along with the two-year rent review, also includes increased notice periods for rent reviews and much greater protection for tenants.

Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze? –

THE ISSUE OF housing just isn’t going away for government parties. With homelessness on the rise, an under supply of housing units and a shortage of rental properties, it seems there are no easy answers or quick fix for the housing crisis in Ireland. There a multiple parties affected by the ongoing situation – families,

Landlords blame tax system for rising rents – Irish Examiner

The tax treatment of landlords is the main cause of the recent rise in residential rents, according to the Irish Property Owners’ Association. The group claims that that the costs for landlords have jumped by between 20-26%, which is putting a squeeze on the sector. Information officer with the IPOA, Margaret McCormick, said that that