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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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© Irish Independent 21 May '22

Smaller landlords say rules and taxes are forcing them out of the rental market

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and the Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA) say that just one new landlord is entering the market for every two selling up. -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 13 May '22 Q1 2022 Rental Report: With supply so weak, a two-tier rental market has emerged

Ronan Lyons: In some ways, for Ireland's rental sector, it's like the pandemic never happened. As covid19 moves from a shock that brought daily life to a standstill, to something more like part o -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Apr '22

Revealed: The counties that are clamping down on Airbnb rentals… and the ones that aren’t

Councils across the country are failing to clamp down on short-term leasing as the number of Airbnb-style rentals outstrip long-term rental properties. A total of 11 counties last year took no acti -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 27 Apr '22

RTB Q4 2021: Rent Index for new tenancies shows a 9% annual growth rate nationally

*The national standardised average rent in new tenancies was €1,415 in Q4 2021, which is a decrease of 0.3% (€4) compared to the previous quarter. *This Index analysed 9,346 new tenancy -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 14 Apr '22

RTB publishes sanctions on landlords who have engaged in improper conduct

*A further nine sanctions imposed on landlords for improper conduct have been published on the RTB website today. Over 90% of published sanctions for improper conduct are for breaches of Rent Pressure -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Apr '22

More than a third of landlords applied rent hikes over the level allowed

The ESRI assessed the impact of the rent pressure zones controls, which limited rent increases to 4 per cent a year in designated urban areas between 2017 and 2020. -  Subscribe
© The Currency 28 Mar '22

Stuck in the middle: Why 56% of renters have been abandoned by developers (and the state)

In my last piece I wrote about housing need, as opposed to housing demand. I also described a simple framework – shown again below – to guide policymakers as they seek to -  Subscribe
© Business Post 20 Mar '22

State may enforce inspection of rental properties before they are listed

The Minister for Housing, has said that the state needs additional and alternative inspection processes to ensure there are ’higher-quality rental properties’ being advertised. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Mar '22

Dublin’s rental crisis is the ‘worst it has ever been’

Owen Reilly: "A huge amount of offices will come on stream this year and all of these are pre-let, so that means that thousands of people returning to the offices will be looking for rentals at a time -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 10 Mar '22

Spiralling rents: Renting a home now costs €300,000 more than a mortgage

According to an analysis by, the gap is now higher than ever, with the cost of renting over 30 years now up to €297,000 more than a 30-year mortgage for the same property. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Mar '22

More landlords than ever putting properties up for sale, say new figures

There was a sharp increase throughout last year in the number of notices to quit issued to tenants, according to the Residential Tenancies Board, rising from 352 in the first quarter of the year to 95 -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 25 Feb '22

New rents must face same restrictions as existing rents, as institutional landlords pile on the pressure

Most landlords, especially institutional landlords, seem to be using this freedom to set new rents at very high levels, thus pulling average prices up and contributing to the high rent price inflation -  Subscribe
© Other 21 Feb '22

IPOA: How To Conduct A Rent Review In a Rent Pressure Zone?

On 11th December 2021, the rules were amended around setting the rent for a tenancy in a RPZ. In short, regulation prohibits any rent increase in a RPZ from exceeding general inflation (as recorded b -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 14 Feb '22

Inside Ireland's luxurious build-to-let developments

‘It’s pricey obviously, but the amenities are excellent’: We spoke to tenants renting apartments for between €1,000 and €3,800 a month to get an insight into the service they receive -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 09 Feb '22 Rising rents and new supply

Ronan Lyons: The figures show that it is certainly not a question of whether Ireland's new rental homes will be occupied, but rather how fast. And if unhappy with the pace, it is entirely within the c -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Jan '22

20,000 landlords have left rental market since 2016

Around 20,000 landlords have left the rental market since 2016, according to Department of Housing officials. There were 320,000 landlords in 2016 and recent figures show there are currently just o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Dec '21

Rents rise 8% as registered tenancies fall by nearly a third: Residential Tenancies Board

Padraig McGoldrick, interim director of the board: "A lower number of tenancy registrations has impacted average rents, seemingly reflected by a tendency for people to stay in their rental properties -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 19 Dec '21

Renting in Ireland: ‘We’re at the end of our tether. It shouldn’t be this difficult’

To think, a couple earning close to €40,000 each is stuck in a rental hole which we cannot get out of any time soon unless we move in with our parents. We may be breaking our lease when we find a ne -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Nov '21

‘Unprecedented’ collapse seen in supply of rental accommodation, Simon report says

The group’s Locked Out report for October uses data from property website to examine access to housing in the private rental market for people on the housing assistance payment (HAP). It als -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Nov '21

The vast majority of landlords only own one or two properties

The CSO data also show that close to half of all current rental properties were bought in the Celtic Tiger years before property values crashed. Those LPT valuations were set in 2013 at a time when ma -  Subscribe
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