Sinn Féin Deputy calls for emergency rent reduction and freeze measure – Galway Advertiser

Longford/Westmeath Sinn Féin Deputy, Sorca Clarke, has called for the implementation of an emergency three year rent reduction and freeze following the publication of the Q4 Residential Tenancies Board index analysis which revealed the continuing escalation of rent premiums in the county. “Rents in Westmeath have increased by 10.1 percent and this confirms the need

Rent cap keeps student prices up in summer, say landlords – The Times

Rent caps on student accommodation are preventing price cuts in summer, a landlords’ group has said. The Irish Property Owners Association claimed that the inclusion of student halls in rent pressure zones had led to “serious difficulties”. “Traditionally there were different prices for summer letting and term-time letting under licence. Summer lettings were normally lower

Threshold calls for immediate extension of eviction and rent increase ban – Newstalk

The housing charity Threshold has called for the ban on rent increases and evictions to be immediately extended. The charity said there is a “huge level of fear and distress” among tenants and it has seen a substantial increase in calls due to the COVID-19 crisis. It made the call after the Residential Tenancies Board

5 New Rent Pressure Zones Announced

Today, the RTB published the quarterly Rent Index for the October-December period (Q4) of 2019. Following referral from the Housing Agency and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy T.D., the RTB, using the Q4 2019 Rent Index, has confirmed to Minister Murphy that five Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) are designated RPZs

Five more areas become Rent Pressure Zones as national average monthly rent stays over €1,200 – TheJournal.ie

Source: RTB FIVE MORE AREAS of the country have now met the criteria to become Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs).  It must be noted, however, that there is currently a nationwide rent freeze and ban on evictions as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  The news of the new RPZs comes as the latest rent index

Rental asking prices up 4.1% during 2019 – Daft.ie – RTE.ie

The average asking price for rents fell slightly in the last three months of 2019, according to property site Daft.ie, but was more than 4% higher over the course of the year. It is the first time average national rents have fallen on a quarterly basis since 2012 and leave prices 4.1% higher compared to

Threshold: Landlords trying to get round Rent Pressure Zones with additional fees – BreakingNews.ie

There is a warning that Rent Pressure Zones can be legally abused by landlords when they charge additional fees. A house in Dublin has been advertised for a €6,600 upfront payment, broken down into separate charges such as a deposit, rent, management fee and car space. The letting agent says the landlord wanted €1,600 in

Threshold: Landlords trying to get round Rent Pressure Zones with additional fees – Irish Examiner

There is a warning that Rent Pressure Zones can be legally abused by landlords when they charge additional fees. A house in Dublin has been advertised for a €6,600 upfront payment, broken down into separate charges such as a deposit, rent, management fee and car space. The letting agent says the landlord wanted €1,600 in

The Candidate: Rent freeze not off the table, rent hike reforms and a fiver for pensioners – Micheál's manifesto promises – TheJournal.ie

Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin says he wants to reduce the amount peoples’ rents can rise in rent pressure zones. Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin says he wants to reduce the amount peoples’ rents can rise in rent pressure zones. FIANNA FÁIL LEADER Micheál Martin has said he is not “instinctively against” the idea of

No rent freeze under FF government as party states it would be unconstitutional – TheJournal.ie

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government Darragh O’Brien. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government Darragh O’Brien. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland FIANNA FÁIL HAS published legal advice stating that the roll out of a rent freeze would be unconstitutional.  Today, the party announced a housing package