Many landlords are thinking about leaving the market on the back of rent controls, higher taxation and greater compliance costs. Photograph: iStock

It’s a curious set of circumstances. Rents in the capital have never been higher. Mortgage finance, at least for those who went with a tracker during (...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

Joe Costello, the Labour Party’s  spokesman on urban regeneration: Landlords “would quickly tear down the dividing walls and revert to type”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is being urged by Opposition parties not to revoke a ban on bedsits amid signals that Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will announce (...)

As it stands, there is no legal impediment stopping a landlord from demanding a deposit of any amount

People will be put at risk of homelessness if landlords are allowed to demand deposits of two-months from would-be tenants before they are given the k(...)

The Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s biggest private landlord is asking tenants for two months’ rent as a deposit. The move by Irish Residential Properties Reit (Ires Reit), w(...)

Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In a further sign of pressure in the Dublin rental market, one of the city’s biggest property companies has told landlords it will no longer manage si(...)

A large crowd queues outside  an apartment block on Northumberland Road ahead of a viewing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pat (66) has been a residential landlord all his life, but he’d prefer if his full name wasn’t published by The Irish Times. “Do you know the opprobri(...)

The average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year,  a new report on the housing market finds. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year, with prices in Dublin climbing by substantially m(...)

The department recently published a consultation paper which seeks to determine if a “policy rationale” exists to introduce new tax reliefs for the property market. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The tax treatment of residential landlords requires a “fundamental overhaul” if the sector is to survive, the Irish Property Owners’ Association has s(...)

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