'Affordable' housing: Research project to discover the magic number – Newsroom

Housing Economists have played down property investors’ warnings of rent hikes – because tenants are already so stretched that the market won’t sustain any further rises. So now a publicly-funded research project is investigating just what is affordable. The Parliamentary letters secretary for Associate Housing Minister Poto Williams will be kept busy this month. Advocacy group

Average rents in Cork jump by 4.5% in one year – Cork Beo

The average price for renting accommodation in Cork city rose by 4.5% over 2020, despite the devastating effects of a global pandemic and a series of Lockdowns that have effectively shut large areas of our economy. The latest nationwide survey from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) reveals that in the last four months of 2020

Town or country? Covid-19 has changed how and where people want to buy – Irish Examiner

The Covid-19 pandemic has utterly transformed the property market, with people now looking at rural areas over urban centres, and a good broadband connection tops the list of must-haves. Ann-Marie Ahern runs probably the largest independent auctioneers in the region, encompassing its major towns such as Midleton and Youghal, as well as picturesque coastal areas and

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive – The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing a fast-moving vaccination drive that has delivered more than 15 million shots in ten weeks. Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport were escorted by security guards to buses that took

Cork rents increased by almost 9% during 2020 – The Corkman

A new report has found that Cork County experienced one of the highest rates of rental inflation across the entire country during the course of 2020. igures contained within the latest Daft.ie Rental Report showed that the average monthly rent in the county, as 2020 drew to a close, stood at €1,106 compared to €1,016

Renters leaving Dublin face rising rents and supply issues in Cork and other cities, says Threshold – Irish Examiner

Renters leaving Dublin are facing supply issues and rising rents in other urban centres such as Cork and Galway, the housing charity Threshold has said. The charity was commenting on the latest quarterly rental report by Daft.ie, which found that over the past year rents in Dublin saw the largest decrease since 2010 (3.3%), but

Home ownership is getting harder, not easier – Anglo Celt

Planning, tax and constitutional guarantees regarding make up many of the other roadblocks to wider ownership of affordable, private homes today. For a society that values home ownership so much – I refer to the long list of tax and investment incentives this state has awarded first time buyers, second time buyers, investors, long term

Eviction ban sees homeless figures drop to 8200, including 2327 children – The Nationalist

James Cox Figures published today by the Department of Housing show the number of people who are homeless in December 2020 fell by 284 to 8,200 — compared to 8,484 in the previous month. There was also a reduction in the number of children who are homeless to 2,327 (a drop of 125). The fall

Landlords who evicted families avoided sanction despite ‘improper conduct’ – Extra.ie

The Residential Tenancies Board was powerless to sanction landlords who made 17 families homeless, despite ‘improper conduct’, it has emerged. More than a year after the Irish Daily Mail first revealed that the RTB was concerned about its lack of powers and need for ‘structural change’, reform has yet to take place. The cases –

Coronavirus: US Covid-19 death toll surpasses 400000 – as it happened – Financial Times

Load new posts Total Covid-19 cases View charts and maps World Confirmed 95,473,257 Deaths 2,037,824 Updated at 1/20/2021, 5:12:29 PM BST 1/19/2021, 12:17:04 AM News you might have missed More than 4m people across the UK have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, health secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday. New York Governor