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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 23 Nov '17

New guidelines rule out rent hikes for painting and decorating

Under the law, owners of properties in RPZ areas in counties such as Dublin, Kildare and Cork can only raise the rent by a maximum of four per cent a year, but they can be exempted from this if they h -  Subscribe
© Business Post 20 Nov '17

[NEEDS SBP SUB] Revealed: 15,000 rogue landlords targeted for not registering tenants

Housing tsar says penalties are not strong enough -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Nov '17

Eoghan Murphy disputes report claiming ‘11.2% rent increase’

The Minister said the website measured asking prices which tended to be higher than the rents actually being paid by tenants. “The low number of properties being advertised on means that th -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 14 Nov '17 Irish Rental Price Price Report Q3 2017

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> Ronan Lyons: "As I've argued in this commentary before, capping rental increases - as the government has tried to do in recent years - tackles the symptoms, not the under -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Nov '17

Substandard landlords may face financial penalties

Under the measures, landlords would be required to register with the board and certify annually that a property is compliant with fire-safety standards and rental accommodation requirements. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Nov '17

Top employer offering loans so new staff can afford to rent in Dublin

EY is providing the interest-free loans on flexible terms to graduate trainees in order to ensure that they are able to secure accommodation and so take up placements in Dublin. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Nov '17

Calls for NCT-style inspections for rental properties

Stephen Large, manager of tenants rights group Threshold’s services in Dublin, said the lack of affordability in the current rental market was driving tenants into cheaper, overcrowded accommodation -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Oct '17

Sherry FitzGerald: Dubliners spend 55% of take-home pay on rent

“Capital cities are typically unaffordable for those on average incomes,” said Marian Finnegan, chief economist with Sherry FitzGerald, but added that the “very high figure” in Dublin does ref -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Oct '17

‘What did budget do for me as a landlord? Absolutely nothing’ says Landlord, Stephen Faughnan

“I now can only accommodate 28. That’s the type of level of exit we’re dealing with,” said Mr Faughnan. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Oct '17

Tackle the rent crisis? Stop overtaxing and over-regulating landlords

Robert Lawson of Lisney: - Reintroduce 100 per cent mortgage interest relief in this budget - Remove USC and PRSI on rent. - Allow the market to find its own level. Remove the 4 per cent rent cap. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 26 Sep '17

Renters paying twice as much as mortgage holders

In comparison, a 25 year mortgage on the average three bed semi detached house costing €211,843 works out at €969 per month at current rates, according to a survey carried out by the national Real -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 20 Sep '17

Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) Q2 2017 Rent Index

Private sector rents soared by 6.6pc in the year up until June, according to a new report. At the end of June the nationalised average standard rent was €1,017, up €63 compared to €954 year-on- -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Sep '17

Greystones and Drogheda added to list of rent pressure zones

Both areas have witnessed what Mr Murphy described as “exceptional rent increases” in the four of the six previous quarters. Like other rent pressure zones (RPZs), they will now be subject to an a -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 Sep '17

Revealed: Why the Government is about to spend €60k studying renters

The Department of Housing is set to spend up to €60,000 studying renters to find out who wants to buy and who is happy to continue renting, has learned. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Sep '17

Deposit caps to help renters in crisis

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is due to announce a list of reforms to help struggling renters next week, but will discuss the overhauls with his Cabinet colleagues today. Mr Murphy is eager to clo -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Sep '17

'Dublin's rental market is totally crazy... one landlord showed me where he'd be sleeping in the living room'

"For one of the beds I was asked to pay €700 per month and I had to share the small room with three others. "It was totally crazy. "When I got to the sitting room, the landlord, an Irish guy, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Aug '17

Rent pressure zone landlords ‘imposed illegal price hikes’

Rosalind Carroll, director of the RTB, said the increases in applications reflected the severe pressure felt by tenants in the market, but warned against a rush to introduce new protections. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '17

Short-term lets that flout planning law will be tackled, says Minister

Mr Murphy said his department is close to agreeing a memorandum of understanding with Airbnb which will ensure the online accommodation service is being used appropriately by homeowners. He said ther -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '17

Rising rents: ‘The search has been shocking and stressful’

I’m happy to see the work that Ronan Lyons is doing, but .. his reports never account for the quality of accommodation being offered or the conditions landlords are setting - I’ve seen landlords a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Aug '17

Rising rents: ‘I feel betrayed. I’ve taken care of their home like it was mine’

“This is truly another banking issue with landlords as the scapegoat. If banks had better mortgage laws it would give people a better opportunity to either own a home or find somewhere to rent.” -  Subscribe
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