crunches the figures from both the Residential Property Price Register and the Private Residential Tenancies Board Rent Index to provide a composite view of how both markets fared against a background of a housing crisis where affordability has become a key issue for both prospective buyers and tenants.
There were at least 4,089 complaints regarding alleged antisocial behaviour (ASB) in 21 local authority areas last year — and the number of difficult tenants removed from their homes could rise this year as councils enact new powers.
Any young family or individual trying to keep pace with relentlessly climbing rents, any pensioner on the verge of losing their home of many years because rents are being increased far, far faster than their income will have been dismayed by yesterday’s report on the rental sector. It offered them little or no comfort much less security.
A report on rent stability in the private sector has warned that the introduction of rent regulations in Ireland would reduce supply in the market, increase black market activity, and have a negative impact on the very people the measures would attempt to assist.
The receivers for Glencullen Properties Ltd, the company formerly owned by Bill Cullen, have begun court proceedings to remove Mr Cullen’s partner, the celebrity businesswoman Jackie Lavin, from Killegy House, a magnificent Italianate-style house with landscaped gardens and tennis court overlooking the lakes of Killarney, built by Mr Cullen.