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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 26 Apr '21

Landlords adopt ‘incentivised’ rents amid warnings of market distortion

A Business Post investigation has found that large landlords and estate agents are using incentivised rates that can mask a decline in rents, and potentially circumvent pricing control rules in the pr -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Apr '21

‘We’re at our wits’ end’ – couple left €27,000 out of pocket as tenant hasn’t paid rent in two years

Dan Corbett and Joy King-Corbett took a case with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) after their tenant stopped paying rent in December 2018. The RTB found in their favour. Ms King-Corbett went on -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 24 Mar '21

Residential Tenancies Board October to December: Rents nationally grew by 2.7 per cent in 2020

The RTB’s latest rent index covering the months between October to December was down 0.8 per cent quarter on quarter, however, suggesting rents in the capital may now be falling. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Mar '21

We have rent controls, so why aren't rents falling faster?

Rather than drop rents in line with market demand, landlords are trying to find other ways of offering discounts to tenants without touching the “formal” rental rate. As reported earlier this m -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 08 Feb '21

Rents in Dublin fell 3.3% last year as supply rose due to Covid-19

Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor in Economics Trinity College Dublin: The Rental Price Report – 2020 Q4 DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> Outside of Dublin, rents climbed by 5.4 -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 20 Jan '21

Owen Reilly restates call for urgent reform of Residential Tenancies Board

Inefficient/not fit for purpose processes from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) continue to cause great harm to landlords, says Owen Reilly of Owen Reilly estate agents, continuing,"A client -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Jan '21

Landlords demand would-be tenants show ID and payslips before viewing

The rules on data protection say landlords may only seek such information if they are entering an agreement with a new tenant. "there is also a sense there is a high social bar being imposed by some a -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 20 Dec '20

RTB Rent Index shows clear and consistent drop in the growth rate for the third quarter in 2020

The Q3 2020 RTB Rent Index shows the national year-on-year growth rate has remained below 2% for two consecutive quarters for the first time since late 2012.On an annual basis, rents grew nationally b -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Nov '20

Majority of Dublin’s Airbnb-style lets return to long-term market

According to new figures from Dublin City Council, up to 70 per cent of suspected illegal Airbnb-style holiday lets in Dublin city have returned to the full-time rental market since the start of the p -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 09 Nov '20 Irish Rental Report Q3 2020: Supply does its job - in Dublin, at least

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>>  Ronan Lyons: For the 2010s, the mantra in the rental market was 'supply, supply, supply'. With growing demand - both in terms of underlying need and in terms of market -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 30 Sep '20

RTB Rent Index Q2 2020 shows quarterly rent levels moderated across the country amid Covid-19 crisis, with 0.0% annual change in Dublin

The Q2 2020 RTB Rent Index shows that rents fell nationally between Q1 and Q2 2020 to stand at €1,226 and there was a quarterly drop of 0.6% on rents in the previous quarter.The annual growth rat -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 14 Sep '20

Student rents to remain high as Covid-19 outweighed by other factors

The Daft Student Housing Report found the average asking price in Dublin for a room in a shared property was €680 a month, up 0.3 per cent on the same time last year. In other parts of the country, -  Subscribe
© Other 12 Aug '20

Factors dictating long term rents: IPAV

“Unfortunately despite IPAV’s best efforts to convince policymakers, new properties were left outside of the RPZ legislation until July 19. This meant that vulture funds buying new properties were -  Subscribe
© Business Post 27 Jul '20

Home owners flouting rules on short-term lets

Some 1,700 Airbnb hosts in rent pressure zones are failing to register properties with local councils -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 17 Jul '20

Owen Reilly Q2 analysis of firm's transactions

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE >>> While dramatic in magnitude, the drops were the result of lockdown rather than serious structural shifts in demand. Some of these buyers have now re-engaged with us and -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 17 Jul '20

Rent increases and evictions ban extension draws ire from property owners

Asked why the number of new registrations had fallen so sharply, an RTB spokeswoman said the research did not gather reasons behind the data. However, the restrictions on economic and social life brou -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 28 Jun '20

Rents 'likely to fall 5% while home prices steady' after Covid-19 lockdown

Professor Ronan Lyons has predicted: Rents may fall by 5% this year amid the fallout from the Covid-19 economic recession and house prices could remain little changed when sales transactions start up -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 11 Jun '20

Residential rent collection & occupancy in Dublin holding up very well in the year-to-date despite Covid-19

CBRE Ireland today released a new research report which was conducted in conjunction with MD Property, looking specifically at rent collection and occupancy in the mid-tier residential rental market i -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Jun '20

Dublin most expensive place to live in euro zone due to high rents

“As with recent years, one of the major factors influencing Dublin’s ranking is the cost of rental accommodation,” Noel O’Connor, senior consultant at Mercer’s Irish operation, said. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 18 May '20

WeWork tenants form Dublin group to push for rent deal during coronavirus

A number of Dublin-based tenants of WeWork, a multinational flexible workspace company, have formed a group to negotiate rent payments with the firm. WeWork has four open buildings and 7,000 member -  Subscribe
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