Murphy defends fee for agents who let to homeless –

Eoghan Murphy has defended the €500 placement fees for letting agents who house homeless families, despite landlords labelling the move “concerning and disturbing”. he Housing Minister said he supported any move to house homeless families, but wasn’t aware of all “individual lease arrangements” such as the placement fees. However, he earlier this year communicated to

€500 'placement fee' for letting to homeless families – RTÉ News

Private letting agents are being offered “placement fees” of €500 by Dublin’s local authorities in return for renting properties to homeless families. The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers said the offer, which has been made in recent weeks to agents, could be considered a conflict of interest if members were already contracted by landlords

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold –

Image: Shutterstock/Cilinskas Image: Shutterstock/Cilinskas HOUSING CHARITY THRESHOLD is calling for a change in legislation to protect tenants after reports of landlords asking for viewing fees. Agents working at the housing charity have recently received phone calls from people querying the practice.  In one case, a young woman requested advice from Threshold. The woman expressed an

Budget 2019: Landlords welcome 100% mortgage interest tax relief on loans –

Landlords have been given improved tax relief in an attempt to encourage investment in the sector. Under the new measures, landlords can get 100pc mortgage interest relief on loans used to purchase, improve or repair their residential property (previously it was 80pc). Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said: ‘We have to introduce measures that will incentivise

Live: Budget 2019 – Irish Times

Social welfare rates to rise by €5, €2.3bn allocated to housing and €1bn extra for health 10:02 Good morning and welcome to The Irish Times’ live coverage of Budget 2019. We’ll be bringing you rolling updates throughout the day. That will include all the build-up before Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe takes to his feet