Consumers expect more rental hikes

More than two-thirds of consumers are bracing for rent hikes and house prices to rise in the next 12 months, while some businesses are holding back on activity as ongoing global uncertainty continues.

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I-Res Reit eyes more Cork deals after first acquisition

The largest private landlord in the country Irish Residential Properties Reit - or I-Res - is understood to be eyeing more opportunities in Cork after agreeing its first property purchase in the city.

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Rental costs hit a record: Unsustainable exploitation

It is not necessary to study Hayek, Keynes, or even Piketty to understand that those who control the supply of goods control the price those goods can realise.

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'We must learn from the mistakes of the past': Rising rents and cost of living pose risk to economy

The Government risks "repeating the mistakes of the past" unless it listens to the National Competitiveness Council's warnings that rising rents and cost of living could topple the Irish economy.

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Inflation at six-year high as rents rise

Rents, mortgage payments and utility bills saw the biggest hikes for consumers in March as annual inflation rose above 1% for the first time in six years, according to the CSO.

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Rent pressure zones extended until end of 2021

Rent pressure zones will be extended until the end of 2021 with the qualification outside of Dublin to be tweaked.

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One-in-five spending almost half of wages on rent

One in five people in Ireland is spending 40% or more of their wages on rent.

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Charity urges government to clarify rent pressure zone legislation

Housing charity Threshold has urged the government to clarify the long-term status of the rent pressure zone legislation.

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Rent in Dublin more expensive than in Paris

It is now more expensive to rent in Dublin than it is in Paris.

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90% of rentals exceed limits of social housing supports

Over 90% of private rental properties are out of reach of those reliant on social housing supports, according to a new study by the Simon Communities.

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Rents surge to end the year 6.4% higher, while mortgage interest costs start to inch higher

Rents surged and mortgage costs started to inch higher again in the past year, according to the official consumer price figures.

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Auctioneers body calls for 'whole country' to be covered by rent pressure zone

The whole of the country should be designated a rent pressure zone according to the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.

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Shortages to continue in private rental sector

Private rental sector PRS is Prevalent, Relevant, Strong, says John Moran.

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Government loses Dáil vote on Anti-Eviction Bill

A Bill banning landlords evicting people into homelessness has moved a step closer to becoming law.

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Public warned about rental scam from person impersonating gardaí

Gardaí have announced that they are aware of people receiving unsolicited emails from an individual claiming to be an "Inspector Andrew Cullen" of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.

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€30,000 fine for illegally raising rent in pressure zones

Private landlords who are found illegally increasing their rents above pressure zone limits are to face fines and costs of up to €30,000, under plans being considered by the Cabinet today.

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Update: Balance needed between rights for landlords and tenants, says Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says it is wrong to demonise landlords for the problems in the housing sector.

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Sanctions against rogue landlords due

Sanctions against rogue landlords and tougher property inspection powers are set to be approved in the weeks ahead so new rental protections take effect in the New Year. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy admitted that rent pressure zones were not working as best as had been hoped.

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Rents across country up 11.3% in the last year

Rents across the country are continuing to rise. They increased nationwide by an average of 11.3% in the year to last September, according to the property website, Daft.ie.

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Renters close to Luas stops paying over €3,000 more per year than average Dubliner

Renting a property close to a Luas stop costs over €3,000 a year more than average Dublin rents.

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Reit in dispute with locals

One of the country’s largest commercial and residential landlords is locked in a planning row with residents at Windmill Lane in Dublin’s docklands over a proposed change of use of its landmark building in a new business district.

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Call for law to ban rental ‘booking fee’

Laws should be considered to ban rental-sector booking fees in the same way schools are now banned from charging non-refundable application fees, housing charity Threshold has said.

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Calls for legislation after reports of landlords charging upfront booking fees

There are calls for the Government to bring in legislation which would stop landlords charging prospective tenants upfront fees and high deposits.

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6% of rental properties available within HAP, study says

Only 6% of rental properties are available for those in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP).

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Housing Minister plans clampdown on short-term lets amid housing and rental crisis

The housing minister is to bring forward proposals to clamp down on Airbnb lettings and people who rent their homes out on a short-term basis.

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Rent supplement report ‘not credible’, Government says

The Government has challenged the credibility of a report by the Simon Community which found that the vast majority of rental properties in our cities and larger towns are beyond the reach of those in receipt of state housing supports.

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Rental properties out of reach of housing assistance payment recipients

Just 8% of properties in the biggest towns and cities are affordable to those in receipt of rent supplement or housing assistance payments (RS/HAP), new figures reveal.

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77% of 'rent review' cases invalid; €1.6m awarded to landlords for rent arrears - RTB report

Tenants and landlords are both making mistakes when it comes to following renting regulations, a report has found.

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House hunters in long queue to view one-bedroom apartment reveal their pain

The scramble to find a home in the crisis-hit rental sector has led to people queuing to view a €900-a-month one-bedroom apartment on Cork's Tuckey Street.

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Regulation of AirBnB could return 3,000 homes to rental market, says senator

Regulating AirBnB could free up around 3,000 homes across the country for renters, according to a Labour Senator.

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New residential rent rules

If you are a landlord or tenant of a private residential property, it is important that you are aware of legislation governing the setting of rent and rent reviews.

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‘Unless you know someone, you'll be searching for weeks' - The joys of living in Dublin

Work and lifestyle attract the masses to the capital – accommodation sends you packing.

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DCU students protest after accommodation complex increased rent by 27%

A protest will take place outside a student accommodation complex at the centre of a row over rising rent prices.

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Online application system for Help To Buy scheme is 'robust and working correctly'

Revenue says the online application system for the 'Help-To-Buy' scheme is "robust and working correctly."

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Latest: Taoiseach faces down criticism of rent figures in Ireland

Latest: The Taoiseach insists that rent pressure zones are working as new figures show the average rent nationwide, for new tenancies, now stands at €1,054.

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Rental property market needs urgent remedy

Another week, another report on the dire state of the rental property market.

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TD criticised for suggesting renters would find cheaper homes northside

A junior minister is being criticised for suggesting hard pressed renters can find cheaper homes if they move to Dublin's northside.

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Latest: Micheál Martin attacks Taoiseach over 'complacency' on 'shocking' rent crisis

Latest: The Taoiseach says introducing tougher laws on renting could cause even more of a black economy in the housing market.

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Vacancy rate 'razor thin' as report shows record number of people in rented accommodation

A record 895,600 people are renting in Ireland, it has been revealed.

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Rental crisis shows no signs of improving and will only get worse , warns housing charity

The housing charity received double the amount of calls in 2016 compared with the year before.

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Rents in Dublin almost 20% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Rents in Dublin are now almost 20% higher than their peak in the Celtic Tiger.

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Rent supplement for young people decreases while youth homelessness increases - TD

A TD has highlighted the struggles of many young people who cannot afford to rent.

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Coveney to address fears over cost of average monthly rent

The Housing Minister is to address a workshop on the rental strategy in Dublin Castle today.

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Irish Property Owners Association reacts to rent caps

The debate over rent caps is set to step up a gear.

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Latest: Dáil passes revised rent control Bill

Update 9.15pm: The Dáil has finally passed all stages of legislation that will cap rent increases in so-called "pressure zones" at a maximum of 4% per year.

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Taoiseach: Rent caps part of a 'carefully thought-out process'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Government plans to cap rent rises in Cork and Dublin for the next three years, The Irish Examiner's Fiachra Ó Cionnaith in Brussels.

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Future of rent reforms unsure

Update 12pm The future of the government's proposed rent reforms is hanging in the balance - after the measures were taken off today's Dáil agenda.

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