'Unintended consequences' of proposed Tenancies Bill could see landlords flee the market – Property Industry Eye

A number of buy-to-let landlords will flee the market if the proposals in the Northern Ireland Private Tenancies Bill go-ahead in their existing form. That is the stark warning issued to the Northern Ireland Executive. Daryl McIntosh has described the proposals in the Northern Ireland Private Tenancies Bill, stating “some are very welcome, some don’t

When money was too tight to mention – The Irish Times

My father, who died in 2017, was always proud of the fact that he’d had three retirement parties. He had a permanent job in the forestry service. Then he took early retirement and worked in the private sector, retired again, and then retired a third time. From a large family on a poor farm in

Support for landlords needed for stronger PRS – ARLA Propertymark

With around 170 different pieces of legislation that must be adhered to within the private rented sector (PRS), the everchanging landscape of compliance combined with the mounting financial pressures triggered by policies such as Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 and, more recently, debt arrears caused by COVID-19 more must be done

Dr Laura Bambrick: Flat-rate social welfare system is not working for workers – Irish Examiner

This week the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be cut by a further €50 as part of the gradual phasing out of the payment by February next year.  Anyone who has not returned to work when their entitlement to the PUP ends and who meets the stricter qualifying conditions will transfer over to the ordinary €203

Four Irish Accommodation Venues Hit The Market – Hospitality Ireland

Four Irish accommodation venues have hit the market. Leitrim Quay Holiday Complex Leitrim Quay Holiday Complex of Leitrim Village, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, N41 W225, is being sold via Sherry Fitzgerald Farrell for €1.2 million. The property’s listing on sherryfitz.ie states, “Description “An exceptional opportunity to acquire an established and highly regarded Holiday Cottage Complex together

Eviction ban and evidence-based policy – The Irish Times

Sir, – Despite Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien adding his signature to the Lisbon Declaration in June, committing Ireland to work towards ending homelessness by 2030, and the publication of Housing For All reiterating this commitment, the number of homeless children has again risen sharply. In September, an additional 155 children were made homeless. This

New Legislation Aims To Improve Private Rented Sector – 4ni.co.uk

Legislation aimed to reform the private rented sector, including increased protections for people and families, has been introduced by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey Announcing the new Bill, Minister Hargey said: “For many the private rented sector provides flexibility, for others it may be while they wait for a social home or one day own their

Appeal For Information On Fatal County Antrim Collision – 4ni.co.uk

05/11/2021 Police in County Antrim have issued an appeal for information following a fatal collision. A woman has died after her car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the Frosses Road in Ballymoney on Thursday just before 3pm. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the is

German investors dominate commercial property this year – The Irish Times

German investors were the biggest participants in Ireland’s commercial property market in the first nine months of the year, accounting for more than a fifth of all transactions so far. US and Irish buyers were also very active, with significant activity continuing in the private rented sector market. Investment market analysis by BNP Paribas Real

People in Ireland more concerned about local than global environment issues – The Irish Times

A majority of people living rurally in Ireland say they would not park-up their cars in the event of a 10 per cent hike on petrol or diesel because the public transport options available are not good enough, research from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has found. Almost 70 per cent of respondents from rural