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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 20 Sep '22

Landlords fleeing rental market due to ban on rent hikes, committee hears

Pat Davitt, chief executive of IPAV, told an Oireachtas committee that landlords feel they are “subsidising” their tenants because they are barred from hiking rents which are capped in rental pres -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Sep '22

What are the tax implications if we allow daughter stay in our rental apartment for free for three years?

Rent controls have queered the pitch. Landlords are now effectively obliged to increase rents to the maximum permitted... No allowance can be made for accommodating particularly good tenants, which s -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Sep '22

Huge increase in number of landlords who are exiting the market

698 landlords told the RTB they were evicting ­tenants so they could sell on their properties during the months of January, February and March, and this number jumped to 1,011 in the second quarter o -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 31 Aug '22

Less than €4k of fines issued to landlords in three years for not registering a tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Board has levied fines totalling €3,964 for the non-registration of tenancies in just over three years, despite having the power to apply a penalty of up to €4,000 for ea -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 28 Aug '22

RTB apologises for delays faced by landlords trying to register tenancies

Although landlords who have not registered in the deadline may have been hit with late fees, the RTB said these would be refunded for new tenancy registrations with a commencement date on or after Apr -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 22 Aug '22

Cliff Taylor: Tinkering around with taxes won’t fix rental market

As the civil servants wrote in 2017 in a report on the issue, it would be a good idea to have a clear policy approach on the role of smaller landlords. It is part of a wider question – to what exten -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 16 Aug '22

End discrimination against small landlords

REITs have a distinct tax advantage over those landlords who are deserting the sector in droves. For example, local property tax is not a deductible tax expense for smaller landlords, and with rental -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Aug '22

‘The house was a mess, and the bill came to €9,000. It broke me’: Life as a small landlord

When your accountant tells you every year to sell the property, as it’s loss making, you wonder why you ever got involved. When young investors ask me should they invest in property, I advise them t -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 15 Aug '22

Rental availability hampered by post-pandemic return of properties to Airbnb

In its analysis, the Department of Housing said that the “vast majority of properties operating in the short-term rental sector are doing so without the necessary planning permission in place, contr -  Subscribe
© Other 12 Aug '22

Rent caps are fueling the rental crisis, says Pat Farrell of the Irish Institutional Property

On Newstalk, Pat Farrell: “What is, in my mind, accelerating this exodus which we have seen in the reports yesterday is the 2% cap on rent. People may say, well the 2% cap is providing relief for te -  Subscribe
© 12 Aug '22

Tax breaks for landlords a 'good idea', but renters should get concessions too, says Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: “I know it may not be popular to say, but the truth is more and more landlords everyday are just selling up and have decided it’s easier to sell their property than to cont -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Aug '22

Mark Paul: This is not an attempt to play down the rental crisis.

It is not correct to state, as Daft does in its press release, that “nationwide, there were just 716 homes available to rent on August 1st”. It is such a stark and exact figure that it brings its -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 11 Aug '22 How bad does the rental supply crisis have to get to change minds?

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> Ronan Lyons writes: "There were fewer than three hundred homes advertised to rent in Dublin on August 1st. To put that number into perspective, we can contrast it wit -  Subscribe
© RTE 08 Aug '22

Rise in number of termination notices received by RTB

According to RTB analysis, most landlords are exiting the market because they want to sell their property. During the pandemic, there was a noticeable drop off in the number of termination notices -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 03 Aug '22

Will new rules of long-term tenancies help or hinder renters?

If a landlord has the option of renting to someone in Ireland on a short-term work contract, or potentially on a longer basis, who might they choose? Or will a landlord be predisposed to renting to a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 28 Jul '22

Rents surge by 9pc as housing crisis worsens

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) said the national average rent in new tenancies is now €1,460, which is an increase of €46 compared to the last three months of last year. Rents for new te -  Subscribe
© The Times Ireland 25 Jul '22

More landlords being ordered to bring Dublin properties up to ‘minimum standards’, figures show

Data from Dublin City Council show its environmental health officers (EHOs) issued 2,029 improvement letters to private landlords in the first six months of this year. This is up from 2,098 for all of -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Jul '22

Plans for stricter controls of short-term lettings firms such as Airbnb agreed by Government

It will be an offence to advertise properties without correct planning permission in rent pressure zones from September 1st - if law enacted -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jul '22

Housing minister will ‘assess’ Greystar plans to increase rental prices in the context of two per cent rent cap in rent pressure zones

Greystar senior managing director for Europe Mark Allnut told the Financial Times that even a slowing economy would not stop the company from putting up rents in line with inflation due to “chronic -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Jul '22

‘Stark decline’ in availability of Hap properties, new report says

The Simon Communities of Ireland’s latest quarterly Locked Out of the Market report found there were 37 properties available under a standard or discretionary limit across 16 areas across three days -  Subscribe
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