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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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© Business Post 22 May '24

Irish Property Owners’ Association urges politicians to end failed measures adding to burden on strained rental sector

The Irish Property Owners’ Association, IPOA, has issued a stark warning that the continuation of rent pressure zones (RPZs) and indefinite tenancies will further constrict Ireland’s already strai -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 22 May '24

Irish Rental Report Q1 2024 |

RONAN LYONS: The figures in this latest Rental Report give both some good news and some fresh reasons for concern. The good news relates to the significant slowdown in inflation while the conc -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 16 May '24

Rent increase restrictions to be extended until after next general election

The Government is to extend rules restricting rent increases until after the next general election, The Irish Times has learned. The Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) rules, which have expanded to cover almost -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 09 May '24

David W Higgins: Who is to blame if it suits landlords to leave homes empty?

The country’s foremost financial planner took to Instagram on Thursday to tell his followers that for a handful of his clients with rental property, he’s obliged to advise them that the best finan -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 May '24

Dublin landlord ordered to pay almost €12,000 to tenant after overcharging in rent pressure zone

The landlord was found to be in breach of their obligations by a Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) tribunal after charging the tenant €1,400 per month for a property in Finglas. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 08 May '24

‘Out of control’ Wicklow rents third highest in the country for new and existing tenants

The newly released RTB report shows that the standardised average rent for new Wicklow tenancies in the fourth quarter of last year was €1,552, just behind Dublin (€2,098), Kildare (€1,633), wit -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 02 May '24

Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) publishes its rent index for the final quarter of 2023

Rents for new tenancies outside the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) increased by almost twice the rate as those in Dublin at the end of last year, with the switch to remote working and people moving outside -  Subscribe
© Other 01 May '24

IPOA: Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs) have been described as “crippling” the housing market.

It is a suggestion that Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers CEO Pat Davitt agrees with. “We’ve been saying this for quite a while,” he told Newstalk Breakfast. “These restric -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 19 Mar '24

Short-term rental providers say they'll be 'criminalised' with the 'stroke of a pen'

The concern relates to the Government’s proposed Registration of Short Term Tourism Letting Bill, which will configure an EU law compelling providers in such zones to register their premises annuall -  Subscribe
© 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
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