One of the criteria landlords can cite to end a tenancy is carrying out a “substantial refurbishment” of the property.

Safeguards are needed for renters to ensure landlords don’t use the Government’s new retrofitting scheme as a reason to end tenancies according to hou(...)

According to the Residential Tenancies Board, rents rose at an average rate of 7% in the second quarter of 2021 – to stand at €1,848 per month in Dublin. File photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin has called on the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien to introduce a ban on rent increases immediately and said a 2 per cent cap in pressur(...)

Some 58%   of respondents in the Threshold survey described issues with mould or damp as being common or very common. Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

Less than half of rental terminations and increases issued by landlords in the last year were valid, according to the housing charity Threshold, which(...)

‘Up to July it was a tenants’ market but that is all coming to an end. We are almost back to normal in terms of demand,’ says estate agent Owen Reilly said.

Renters are returning to Dublin following a hiatus of more than 18 months ahead of the reopening of workplaces and colleges this autumn, according to (...)

Over half of respondents (51 per cent) said they are paying more than 30 per cent of their income on rent. Photograph: Getty Images

Only a quarter of people renting in Ireland do so by choice, a survey from the national housing charity has found. More than half said they rent bec(...)

The blanket eviction ban was introduced only for periods when people’s movement was restricted to within 5km of their homes as part of Covid-19 rules, which was lifted on April 12th. File photograph: iStock

There has been a surge in renters seeking advice on notices of termination since the blanket ban on evictions, introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic(...)

Property owners responded to the lifting of the eviction ban saying it is ‘essential’ that the rental market is allowed to return to ‘some normality’. Photograph: iStock

Evictions of people from rental accommodation can resume from Friday as a grace period following last week’s lifting of the ban ends. Housing charity(...)

St Helen’s Court residents Onani Ngwenya, Tony Geraghty, Sean Mitchell, and Yang Choo and her son Austin Choo (9). Photograph: Tom Honan

A group of south Dublin tenants, including sick, older people and a child with special needs, face eviction next month after a four-year battle with t(...)

A deserted Grafton Street during the pandemic. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It has had an impact like no other. Hundreds of thousands of people have been out of work for some time, many since March 2020. Hotels are closed, hai(...)

The existing moratorium on evictions and rent increases has been extended for a brief period of time.

Measures to prevent vulnerable households from being pushed into homelessness are required before a ban on evictions and rent increases is lifted, the(...)

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