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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 09 Feb '24

Revealed: Existing tenants suffering huge rent rises, amid fears landlords are ignoring RPZ rules

The survey commissioned by the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), and carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), shows the cost of new tenancies rising at twice the rate for sit -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Feb '24

Ireland’s escalating rental crisis laid bare by new data

1. No end to rent increases 2. New tenancies versus existing ones 3. Pressure points in the market 4. A lack of new supply 5. An international outlier -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Jan '24

CBRE: Rent increases ease as supply increases, but HAP properties unavailable in more than half of 16 areas analysed

The report, from real estate company CBRE, indicates private rents may rise by between 1pc and 2pc in Dublin, which would be a drop from the 3.5pc hikes last year and well below the double-digit growt -  Subscribe
© 14 Jan '24

Rents in Ireland have sky rocketed by 100% over the past 14 years

Ireland has seen the third-biggest rise in rental prices in the EU since 2010 after Estonia (+218%) and Lithuania (+170%), according to Eurostat House Price Index, Q3/2023. -  Subscribe
© 30 Dec '23

Government aims for new short-term let rules to be up and running by summer 2024

The Department of Housing confirmed to The Journal that this means the Department of Tourism can “move ahead with its legislation providing for the establishment of a short term letting register to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Dec '23

Ires Reit has year to forget as activist investor wants it put up for sale

It was forced to sell €96.5 million of assets — including 194 apartments in west Dublin and a development site in Sandyford — into that weak market throughout 2023 to reassure investors that it -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Dec '23

RTB Large Landlords Report

To date, they believe that it has been dominated by part-time or accidental landlords, that these smaller private landlords are leaving the market and that they will continue to do so, further contr -  Subscribe
© Business Post 11 Dec '23

Colm Lauder: It’s no surprise that landlords are fleeing and funding has dried up

While listed Irish housebuilders Cairn Homes and Glenveagh Properties have shifted much of their focus to the state sector, a form of tax credit is one proposed solution to keep small landlords in the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '23

Giving tenants first refusal to purchase could worsen rental property shortage, committee hears

Maurice Deverell of IPOA: “Without investors willing to purchase, there is no private rental market. This legislation could end-up worsening the already-severe shortage of housing units faced by the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 01 Dec '23

New tenancies face 18% higher rents than existing ones in second quarter

Rents in new tenancies were an average of 18 per cent higher than rents paid by existing tenants in the second quarter of this year, according to new research from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB -  Subscribe
© Other 29 Nov '23

Landlords 'very frustrated' with RTB bureaucracy and backlogs, says lobby group

Mary Conway of IPOA said the exodus of landlords was a combination of frustration with the bureaucracy of the RTB and concern at the pace of resolution. “If a tenant is in the property for six month -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 16 Nov '23

Security of tenure is 'key to a well-functioning private rental sector'

Mick Byrne: “What needs to happen is tenancies for a defined period, probably the six years which is the current tenancy term, in which there is absolutely no way a tenant can be evicted unless ther -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Nov '23

Cantillon: Is increase in rental supply a blip or the start of a trend?

The extent of cash being pushed into the market by the Government to support developers and recent housing completion figures suggest that there is some life in the market. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 13 Nov '23 Lack of homes available outside Dublin continues to drive up rents nationwide

Prices for new rentals across the country rose by an average of 1.8pc between July and September, compared with the second quarter of the year, and were up 8pc compared with a year ago, the latest rep -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Nov '23

Should I stay or should I go? Landlord exodus set to continue as supports fail to materialise

The tax relief is tokenism at best, says Mary Conway, chairperson of the Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA). “It is a wholly inadequate response to the increasing financial and regulatory b -  Subscribe
© 05 Nov '23

Government told to scrap rent caps to increase numbers of rental properties

Rent Pressure Zones - areas where rents are highest and rising quickest - were introduced in 2016 with an annual cap of a 4% increase in rents in those areas. However, this was reduced to the current -  Subscribe
© RTE 03 Nov '23

RTB: 4,500 termination notices issued by landlords in Q3

The figure represents a drop of over 1,000 compared to the previous three months when 5,735 notices were issued. In total, 4,518 notices of termination were received by the RTB from July to September. -  Subscribe
© 02 Nov '23

Threshold calls for NCT-style inspections of rental properties over concerns about poor standards

“The reality is that because of the pressures in the private rented sector and because of the number of tenancies ending and the lack of alternative accommodation, many renters may feel that they ca -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Sep '23

Dozens of tenants renting from Irish fund rack up combined arrears of nearly €200,000

The Vestry Partnership is now among the biggest landlords in the state after buying a significant number of apartments across the country. Mortgage charge documents filed with the Companies Registr -  Subscribe
© The Currency 01 Sep '23

Stephen Kinsella: Tax breaks for landlords are a terrible idea. This is why

There is little to no economic logic for giving tax breaks to landlords, and the people who need help – those providing new supply and those in rental accommodation – can be helped in other, more -  Subscribe
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