Changes On The Way For Renters – Newstalk

If you are a landlord or a renter in a rent pressure zone changes are coming your way. The housing minister has today announced that the 4% maximum rent increase per annum in these areas is being reformed.  Joining us on the show was  Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien to discuss

Rents Go Up – But Could They Also Come Down? – Dublin Inquirer

File photo of Residential Tenancies Board. Lasma Rasimes has little or no money left after she pays her rent and electricity bill. The former shop worker, who suffers from serious back pain so can’t work, gets €220 a week on an invalidity pension – so, €880 most months. She lives in a privately owned apartment,

Trainee solicitors encouraged to consider work in rural areas – Agriland

For many young people, geographical location can be a challenge in itself when trying to access education and career opportunities. Some of those who leave their home area to pursue a goal may do so out of what they feel is a necessity, rather than choice. The Law Society of Ireland, through its Small Practice

Housing market crash inevitable due to 'utterly unsustainable' prices – Rory Hearne – Newstalk

Ireland is heading towards another massive housing crash due to “utterly unsustainable” house prices, Irish academic Dr Rory Hearne says. Dr Hearne – Assistant Professor of Social Policy at Maynooth University – says things have gotten so bad the Government needs to look at emergency action such as freezing house prices. He was speaking as

Rent Pressure Zones not enough as families squeezed by high rents in Dundalk, says local TD – Dundalk Democrat

A Dundalk TD has said that families are “being crippled” by the high rents in Louth and called for more council and affordable houses to be built. Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú said that the high cost of rents alongside competing with workers in foreign direct investment companies were issues for Dundalk families. Deputy

Kerry County Council begins crackdown on short-term lets, unregistered B&Bs – The Irish Times

Kerry County Council has begun a crackdown on short-term lets and unregistered bed and breakfasts in Killarney, in a move which operators have criticised. Owners of 45 premises targeted in Killarney in the past two weeks have been advised they need planning permission to operate short-term letting, or risk being fined up to thousands of

Michael Moynihan: Time for grown-up conversations about Cork City's future – Irish Examiner

When I saw a walk advertised this week with Brendan O’Sullivan of UCC’s Planning School and Department of Geography, my antennae, always finely tuned, got even more … antennae-like. I called Brendan and asked what he was likely to be discussing on his stroll, and I got even more interested. “Do we expect our streets

Landlords Adding Extra Charges On Top of Rents, Avoiding Laws That Restrict Rent Increases – Dublin Inquirer

New Maltings. Photo by Lois Kapila. In September 2017, when New Maltings, a corner block of apartments on Watling Street on Usher’s Island was put up for sale, the tenant living in Apt 211 was paying €750 a month, a sales brochure told those interested in bidding. In May 2021, the property was being advertised

Tenants facing 8% rent increases due to Rent Pressure Zone loophole – Newstalk

Many people could face 8% rent rises this summer due to a loophole in Rent Pressure Zone legislation. The legislation aims to prevent landlords from raising rents in Rent Pressure Zones by more than 4% per year. However, landlords carrying out their first review after two years are entitled to impose an 8% increase. Advertisement

Taoiseach says Housing Minister will “bring in legislation quickly” to stop 8% rent hike on tenants – Irish Mirror

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will “bring in legislation quickly” to stop landlords hitting renters with a “double whammy” of an 8% rent hike for tenants, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. It comes after People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy highlighted some landlords are using a loophole to increase rents by 8% given a rent freeze