Tenancies board and housing department to investigate ‘rent fixing’ – The Irish Times

The Government is investigating reports of “rent fixing” by an investment fund to register rents as artificially higher than the amount charged to tenants. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said in the Dáil that he had asked his officials and the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) to look at the matter following a report in the

Rental system is broken and rents are too high, says Sinn Féin – The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has insisted the Government wants “Generation Rent to become a generation that owns their own home” amid Sinn Féin claims it failed to stop rents being at least €500 to €600 more than they should be. The Minister insisted measures the Government introduced including its Affordable Housing Bill “show in

Challenge over proposed apartments on site of former home of 1916 leader opens in High Court – TheJournal.ie

The property at 40 Herbert Park, which once belonged to The O’Rahilly, was bulldozed last year. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie The property at 40 Herbert Park, which once belonged to The O’Rahilly, was bulldozed last year. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie A SOUTH DUBLIN residents group’s bid to overturn a decision to grant planning permission for 105 apartments

Judge says issues may arise over new planning law – BreakingNews.ie

A High Court judge has said there may be an issue whether a new law intended to cure the striking down of the ‘substitute consent’ planning scheme is consistent with EU law. Mr Justice Garrett Simons stressed, because of how 11 cases arising from the striking down had developed, it was not necessary for him

Student Housing, Sitting Empty, Converts to Short-Term Lets. But for How Long? – Dublin Inquirer

Point Campus. Photo by Laoise Neylon. At Point Campus student accommodation beside the 3 Arena, owners DWS first got temporary planning permission to convert the homes to short-term lets in 2018. They got that permission again in 2019 and again in 2020. At 274 North Circular Road in Dublin 7, the owners Global Student Accommodation

Fears that homeless figures will surge after the Government's ban on evictions is lifted – Independent.ie

There are fears of a surge in evictions after the Government ban was removed following four months of lockdown. he moratorium on evictions ended yesterday following a grace period of 10 days after the 5km restriction was lifted on April 12. While some protections still remain in place for tenants, housing groups fear there will now

Company ordered to pay more than €60000 in deposits and damages to tenants says most have received their money – Independent.ie

A COMPANY ordered to pay more than €60,000 in deposits and damages to tenants during the pandemic says the “vast majority” have now received their money. ince January alone, 21 tenants who rented properties across Dublin have taken cases with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) against Period Door Properties Limited after failing to get their deposits

St Helen’s tenants vow to stay on as ban on evictions lifted – The Irish Times

Tenants of a south Dublin apartment complex facing eviction following the lifting of the Government ban on evictions, say they will not leave as they have “nowhere else to go”. The seven households, which include sick older people and children with special needs, were due to vacate their homes at St Helen’s Court, Dun Laoghaire,

Evictions from rental properties to resume amid homelessness fears – The Irish Times

Evictions of people from rental accommodation can resume from Friday as a grace period following last week’s lifting of the ban ends. Housing charity Threshold and Opposition politicians raised fears that homelessness will rise as a result but the Government defended remaining measures aimed at protecting tenants. Meanwhile, property owners responded to the lifting of

Evictions from rental properties set to resume from today amid homelessness fears – The Irish Times

Evictions of people from rental accommodation can resume from today as a grace period following last week’s lifting of the ban ends. Housing charity Threshold and Opposition politicians raised fears that homelessness will rise as a result but the Government defended remaining measures aimed at protecting tenants. Meanwhile, property owners responded to the lifting of