Prospective tenants pay to view accommodation – Connacht Tribune Group

Prospective tenants face fees to view properties – another indication of the cutthroat nature of the current market for renters. A minority of landlords in Galway are reported to be taking cash off would-be tenants who want to view houses. And the practice may be unlawful, according to housing charities. In some cases, landlords use

Rents Surge To 17% Prompting O'Brien To Purse Rogue Landlords –

The Government will crackdown on rogue landlords as we see rents surge to 17% in parts of the country. The Irish Examiner reports hikes of up to 11% seen across high-demand areas where rental price increases are supposed to be controlled. Up 7% year-on-year, the average nationwide rent currently stands at €1,352 per month. The

High rents 'motivate' restructured borrowers to repay, KBRA says – The Irish Times

The Republic’s “very high” level of restructured mortgages where holders stick to the new terms on their loans is helped by the fact that they face face steeper monthly costs in rent if they lose their homes, according to a US credit ratings agency. Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) highlighted in a new report that

Regulator must come down hard on landlords who continue to flout rent rules –

We just can’t get it right when it comes to controlling spiralling rent rises in this country. Landlords are breaching rent caps set by legislation and the regulator is promising to go after those who are breaking the law. ut will anything really happen? Don’t hold your breath. We seem to have a rent free-for-all,

Government may revive Stay and Spend scheme in Budget as Sinn Féin calls for free month's rent for tenants –

Arts and Culture Minister Catherine Martin has indicated that the Government is looking at reviving the Stay and Spend scheme in the upcoming Budget. he scheme, designed to encourage staycations and to incentivise the hard-hit hospitality sector last year, became effectively defunct as three weeks after it launched the country went into a Level 5

Live: Gerry Hutch charged with murder, Mica protest, and EU Digital Covid Certs extended –

Gerry Hutch Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch has appeared before the Special Criminal Court following his extradition from Spain on Wednesday. Mr Hutch appeared before an out-of-hours sitting of the non-jury court late on Wednesday, charged with the murder of Kinahan gang member David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Presiding judge Mr Justice Tony

Watchdog warns landlords breaking cap as rents spike 7% –

Image: Alamy Stock Photo Image: Alamy Stock Photo RENTS ACROSS IRELAND grew by 7% on an annual basis in the second quarter of 2021, an increase that the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has flagged as a “source of concern”. The latest rent index from the RTB has revealed that, in the three months from April

Tenancies Board vows to go after landlords after rent rises exceed legal caps –

LANDLORDS have been accused of breaking the rules by pushing up rents beyond limits imposed under regulations. he State body that regulates the rental sector has expressed concern about landlords breaking rent pressure zone caps on rent rises. The Residential Tenancies Board said it will go after landlords that break the rent cap rules. It

Minister O'Brien asks RTB to initiate targeted campaign to identify and pursue non-compliance with rent-setting –

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has noted the Residential Tenancies Board’s Rent Index Report for Q2 2021 (published today September 30th) which is produced in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Institute. The Index is based on the actual rents being paid in the 13,884 private rented tenancies

My tenants had a moth infestation. Who’s responsible for the damage? – The Irish Times

I read with interest an article you published ten years ago entitled Moths are back – Time to Kill. It appears they are back again with a vengeance! I have a house that has had the same tenants for five years. The house is kept well and anything that breaks is repaired immediately. Recently however