Attorney General gave advice on housing without declaring in writing he was a landlord – Irish Examiner

The Attorney General did not follow protocol in writing to the Taoiseach saying he’s a landlord when giving advice that a ban on evictions and rent increases would be open to a constitutional challenge. Last month the moratorium which was brought in for the pandemic was replaced with a system based on individual’s needs. Renters

Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowing): List of prescribed persons –

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) Order 2020 The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform signed the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Disclosure to Prescribed Persons) Order 2020 in September 2020. Each person listed is prescribed to be the recipient of disclosures of relevant wrongdoings falling within the description of matters specified in column

Ban on evictions should be reintroduced for six months, says housing charity – The Irish Times

A ban on evictions should be reintroduced for at least six months with a view to a further six-month extension based on Covid-19 restrictions in place, the housing charity Threshold has said. In its pre-Budget submission, the charity has also called for €20 million to be allocated to a rent arrears fund to help tenants

Interpreters provided for more than 400 residential disputes – Irish Examiner

Samoan, Pashto and Dutch are some of the languages the Residential Tenancies Board provided in its interpretation services last year as it deals with a rise in disputes between tenants and landlords. In a tender issued for interpretation services, the RTB said it is experiencing an approximate annual increase of 20% in dispute applications, some

Tenants with a history of bad behaviour would not be blacklisted under Sinn Féin’s new housing plan –

A new plan for local authorities to deliver 20,000 low-cost homes would not come with the power to take the past behaviour of council tenants into account. inn Féin is making public accommodation the keystone of its alternative Budget proposals, slashing the capital costs of houses by building them on land which would continue to

Making Cents: Should you sell or rent out a second home? – Irish Examiner

I have written a lot about mortgages and property in recent weeks and it has led to a number of interesting queries from readers. One in particular was asking for advice on how to decide between selling a property and renting it out. The reader bought a house in 2007 at the height of the

“residential tenancies board ireland” – Google News

“residential tenancies board ireland” – Google NewsCoronavirus: emergency concessions for Irish renters – Out-Law.comMinister orders investigation into controversial Dublin eviction – The Irish TimesTenancy board launched 51 investigations into alleged breaches of rental laws last year – Irish ExaminerCOVID-19 Practical Considerations: New Targeted Measures To Assist Residential Tenants And Uncertainty Regarding Commercial Tenancies Removed –

Beware the pitfalls of renting for first time – Irish Examiner

For many students, college is the first time they will be living away from home. Here is some advice for first-time renters as they prepare to leave the nest Scams: Be cautious. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is. Never hand over keys until you have met the landlord first

Your Money: All change for landlords and tenants –

It’s safe to say that Covid-19 has done what no Government, legislation or public pressure has been able to do: bring in secure tenancies for renters and free up accommodation, especially in cities. any landlords are reporting rent rolls are down as the market loosens up and prospective renters are finding available properties again. It

Grants and scholarships to beat the budget blues – The Irish Times

Going to college can be expensive at the best of times, but with part-time jobs in short supply because of the Covid-19 crisis – and many parents out of work – students might find money tighter than usual. So how can students get through the year, and what sort of grants or supports are available?