Help-to-Buy bonus; a taste for working from home; and two landmark deals – The Irish Times

More than 40 per cent of the first-time homebuyers who have availed of the Government’s help-to-buy scheme already had the necessary deposit to secure a mortgage. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports on new figures from the Revenue Commissioners on a scheme recently enhance din the July Covid stimulus programme. Elsewhere, companies will face pressure to accommodate working

Average rents in Louth continued to grow in first quarter of 2020 – Talk of the Town

Average rents in Louth grew by a further 1.3% in the first quarter of 2020 to their highest point on record, the latest figures from the Residential Tenancies Board have revealed Rents have grown from €1,026 in the previous quarter to €1,039. This has contributed to annual growth of 3.6% with the average rent in

Rent Pressure Zones –

Section 24A of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, as amended, sets out the procedure for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to prescribe, by order, an area as a Rent Pressure Zone. It provides that the Housing Agency, in consultation with the relevant housing authority, may make a written proposal to the Minister

Cork TD: Lifting rent protections would 'throw renters under the bus' – Echo Live

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that it is absolutely essential that the government extends the ban on evictions, notices to quit and rent increases until at least the end of 2020. Deputy O’Laoghaire said that renters in Cork have been “badly hit” by the economic impact of Covid-19. “We see young renters

Just a Small Number of Landlords Notify RTB of High Rent Hikes – Dublin Inquirer

File photo by Lois Kapila Just a small number of landlords with properties in high-rent areas known as rent pressure zones have told the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) that they’ve raised the rent more than is usually allowed. Since July last year, landlords have had to notify the RTB if they’re hiking rents more than

Hanging up my fork: My final three meals as Irish Times restaurant critic – The Irish Times

Restaurants have reopened, but Catherine Cleary is moving on as Irish Times food critic. Before she goes, she tries out socially distant dining in three Irish restaurants I am steeling myself to be unsentimental. This is a grateful goodbye, after 10 years reviewing restaurants for The Irish Times. A new reviewer begins next week. But

UCC student rent rises still on the table –

Students from University College Cork erected tents on the College Quad in protest at the Universities decision to increase rents for a third time in recent years.Planned rent increases remain on the cards at University College Cork (UCC), with students continuing to ask the university to consider reversing its stance on the matter.In February, students

Aontú submits bill to ban AirBnBs and short-term lets in towns with populations above 10,000 –

Aontú have submitted a new bill banning AirBnBs and short-term lets in towns with a population over 10,000.The party say their proposal would deal with what they call the government’s “failed Airbnb legislation”.Leader Peadar Tóibín has submitted the new bill to the Dáil in order to capitalize on the decline in short-term lettings since the

Home truths: How Covid-19 has changed the property market for good –

There’s a Dublin 4 mews house for sale this week (see P14) which has come to market solely because of the impact of Covid-19. onversely, the estate agent selling the property also believes that Covid will likely also incentivise its eventual buyer. The owner of the property has bi-located for years between his rural home

How Covid crisis has impacted Irish society – why the cost of rent is likely to go down in next six months – The Irish Sun

THE Covid-19 crisis has impacted every aspect of Irish society. Like everything else, the property market has seen significant fluctuations since the outbreak. 2 Ian Hopkins of Hopkins Ward Estate agents 2 The cost of rent could go down in the next six months, Hopkins predictsCredit: Alamy While house prices rebounded slightly, rents have dipped.