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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© The Irish Times 14 Nov '19

Five graphs that tell the story of the Irish rental crisis

1. Soaring rents and apartment living 2. Affordability crux 3. Historical perspective 4. Market crunch 5. The price crux ... Speaking at a recent Urban Land Institute conference in Dublin, Pat O’Sul -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 12 Nov '19 Rental Report Q3 2019

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> Policymakers need to figure out why it is so expensive to build in this country and tackle that head on, says Ronan Lyons -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Nov '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Pat Davitt: Why private landlords are upping sticks, despite records rents

Who made the greatest number of complaints to the Residential Tenancies Board last year, tenants or landlords? The answer, which may surprise you, is landlords. Rent arrears and over-holding – where -  Subscribe
© Business Post 28 Oct '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Survey suggests price isn’t primary concern for those renting in Dublin

A significant portion of tenants who sought residential rental accommodation in Dublin through Daft’s search website were doing so out of necessity rather than choice, with as many as 30 per cent sa -  Subscribe
© 21 Oct '19

Landlords afraid of property market because of 'difficult' tenants, incoming RTB chairman claims

Dunne told the committee that some ‘incidental’ landlords are “vulnerable” because they are not aware of the risks associated with the rental market. He also described tenants as a “business -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Oct '19

Officials warn of ‘moral hazard’ in covering rent arrears

A Department of Social Protection spokeswoman said the “moral hazard” referred to was potentially incentivising the “non-payment of rent or HAP contribution by a tenant, in the belief that [the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Oct '19

Landlord ordered to pay €12,000 compensation in discrimination case

A landlord who has been renting out property for 35 years has been ordered to pay €12,000 compensation to a woman he was found to have discriminated against on race grounds when refusing to accept a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Oct '19

Dublin has third highest residential rents in Europe

A survey by Catella, a Swedish fund manager with €20 billion in assets under management, found Dublin trailed only Geneva and Paris, with residents here paying €25.99 per sq m, compared to €28.5 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Sep '19

Is it really cheaper to buy than to rent in Dublin? Absolutely

Research published earlier this month by Cairn Homes – which it should be said has skin in the property game – shows that buying a property in its Parkside development in Dublin 13 is now 42 per c -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 26 Sep '19

RTB Rent Index shows 7% annual increase in national rents

The Q2 2019 RTB Rent Index shows the national standardised average rent was €1,202 per month.Report shows a 7% annual increase and a 3% quarter-on-quarter rise in national standardised average re -  Subscribe
© Business Post 23 Sep '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] A new low in the rental crisis: Nadine O'Regan

Tenants are being exploited so badly in Dublin that the recent sex-for-rent story shouldn’t surprise us. The real scandal is that so little is being done to fix the rental crisis -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '19

Smaller investors flee the landlord market as cuckoo funds up ante

Figures complied from the Property Price Register by Davy Stockbrokers show a marked decline in small investors buying properties to rent, down 14pc on the year -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 04 Sep '19

How can I bring a low-rent property up to market rates?

Kersten Mehl: The choices before you are as follows: 1. Engage in substantial change under the definition of the Act and put yourself in a position to obtain open market rental value. 2. Sell the p -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Aug '19

Dan White: Irish economy caught in a rental trap

Runaway residential rents - which now stand 35pc above their pre-crash peak - are bad news for the economy as a whole. There is strong evidence that rising rents do have an impact upon our economic co -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Aug '19 ads saying ‘rent allowance not accepted’ breached law, body finds

The WRC found that ads hosted on the popular property website breached sections of the Equal Status Acts. The advertisements, the WRC found, discriminated on the basis of age, employment status and ag -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Aug '19

Residential Tenancies Board: Rising number of tenants refusing to leave homes

RTB findings involving tenants’ refusal to leave published since January have already exceeded the number for the whole of 2018. “It’s a sign of the times, of the market,” said Stephen Larg -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 20 Aug '19 Rental Report: Pierre Yimbog of TUD Students Union summarises the crisis

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> The very landscape of Ireland’s future workforce, and on a more human level, the personal development of Irish students has been negatively compromised in a major way b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Aug '19

Co-living residents may fall outside rental protections

The Department of Housing has said individuals living in this new type of development could be issued licences instead of leases, which would not be covered by the Residential Tenancies Act. The Act e -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Aug '19

Katherine Donnelly: 'Rent caps will ease pressure but there must be fairness too'

From next week, the rent increase restriction under the Rent Pressure Zones - currently an annual maximum of 4pc - will apply to student-specific accommodation and students will also have recourse to -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Aug '19

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Private landlords will ‘flee market’ due to tax policy says IPAV

Latest figures from the RTB show tenancies registered by private landlords fell by nearly 6,000 to 307,348 in 2018. IPAV chief executive Pat Davitt: “Reality is dawning very slowly at policy level. -  Subscribe
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