Landlords can impose 8% rent increase on some tenants in Rent Pressure Zones as freeze ends –

Image: Shutterstock/Pompaem Gogh Image: Shutterstock/Pompaem Gogh CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised as its been confirmed that landlords will be able to impose rent increases of up to 8% on some tenants as the Covid-19 rent freeze comes to an end. Measures that provided for a temporary ban on evictions and a rent freeze for those in

Heart group urges ‘no-fry zones’ near schools for kids’ health – Connacht Tribune Group

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Galway City Council must explicitly ban fast food operators from with one kilometre of schools in the new City Development Plan in order to tackle an obesity pandemic among children. This so-called ‘no-fry zone’ has been recommended to the local authority by the Irish Heart Foundation, with a

Warning rent pressure zone rules not being adhered to in Galway – Connacht Tribune Group

Galway Bay fm newsroom – An inspection has found significantly increased compliance at the Adult Acute Mental Health Unit at University Hospital Galway. The Mental Health Commission found the 50-bed inpatient unit now has a compliance rate of almost 95 percent. An inspection in 2019 found significant issues with the acute mental health unit at

Housing plan: ‘This will not be forgotten by my generation at the ballot box’ – The Irish Times

DAMIEN MCDAIDI really cant see how this will solve anything in the short/medium term. The fact that apartments and sites who already have planning permission are exempt for the changes means that any potential benefit will most likely not be felt in the next 2-3 years. Reit stock prices increased today, so investors don’t seem

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce –

Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Image: Eamonn Farrell/ UP TO 50% of future housing estates are to be set aside for purchase by owner-occupiers, as the government seeks to curb the influence of so-called ‘cuckoo funds’ on the property market.  Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has announced new planning measures to mitigate against the bulk purchases of houses

HAP renters 'will struggle to make ends meet' as rents rise in Cork –

THRESHOLD has warned that renters in Cork on the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) “will struggle to meet ends meet” as the cost of renting increases across both city and county. It comes following the latest rental report from which found that the cost of renting in Cork City has risen by 6.3% in the

Rent Pressure Zone rules not being adhered to in Galway Threshold warns – Galway Daily

Rent pressure zone rules are simply not being adhered to in Galway housing charity Threshold has said. After the publication of the latest Q1 Rental Report, the national housing charity said that it highlights that renters and prospective buyers are in an “impossible situation.” The average cost of renting in Galway County is now

Cuckoo funds drive up house costs by €80k as housing charity raises ‘serious concerns’ over singletons’ ren… – The Irish Sun

CUCKOO funds are spreading their wings across the country and driving up the cost of some houses by up to €80,000, the Dail heard yesterday. It comes as the national housing charity Threshold today expresses “serious concerns” about the ability of single people to be able to afford rent, as a new report shows rents

Buyers facing 5pc a year rise for houses fuelled by pandemic and housing bill –

Property experts have warned house price increases are likely to remain at current levels for three to five years, fuelled by the pandemic’s impact on supply and unintended consequences of the Government’s new Affordable Housing Bill. he State’s think-tank said these increases will limit access to the property market for first-time buyers. ESRI research professor

GAVAN REILLY: It's not just elite tenants being stung by high rent ruse – Meath Chronicle

You may have read in the last few days about an ingenious ruse being run by high-end institutional landlords in Dublin. In short, unable to fill their properties at the high rent being advertised, they’ll secretly take tenants with an ‘incentivised rate’ while leaving the higher ‘official’ rate on the lease, and disclosing that higher