Housing charity calls for NCT-style system to maintain standards in rental sector

A leading housing charity is calling for an NCT-type system for rental properties.

The Oireachtas Housing Committee is looking at standards in the private rented sector, where campaigners say families are often left wanting.

Aideen Hayden from Threshold says overcrowding is also a significant problem.

"There needs to be a sufficient sanction for failure to comply with minimum standards and self-certification is not going to achieve this," she said.

Threshold believes that if a car owner can't certify a motor vehicle then rented homes should be no different.

"In our opinion there is a serious issue with overcrowding in the private rental sector and it's increasingly coming to light through our services."

Digital Desk


More in this Section

No decision on memorial to abused, ten years on

Footfall up but rumblings again about Cork city car ban

Gardaí appeal for help in finding woman, 22, missing from Mayo

Supt David Taylor applies for retirement following suspension


Breaking Stories

As Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson allegedly split, here’s how grief can affect your relationship

Theatre review: The Nightingale and the Rose

1 year since Alyssa Milano’s first #MeToo tweet: Have things actually changed for women?

What to wear to a job interview according to a style expert

More From The Irish Examiner