Pat Davitt

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The average rent in Dublin city was put at €1,511, while in the Greater Dublin Area  average rents were said to be €1,103. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The spiralling cost of renting a home in Dublin city has forced many people to look farther afield, with tightening supply leading to sharp increases(...)

Rates being applied to a property should reflect the income being achieved from it, Ipav says. Photograph: iStock

The aim of linking commercial rates to rent under a law introduced in 2015 has been unsuccessful and “is having a devastating impact on rural Ireland”(...)

Japanese knotweed: the invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Photograph: Barry Batchelor

The rampant spread of an invasive plant species is devaluing properties substantially and costing home owners tens of thousands of euro to remedy. Jap(...)

The Workplace Relations’ Commission  ordered an estate agent to pay the equivalent of two months’ rent to a  woman after telling her that the landlord was looking for a couple for the property. Photograph: Alan Betson

Landlords are often “blissfully unaware” of anti-discrimination legislation when it comes to renting property, it has been claimed. A letting agent (...)

CEO of the IPAV Pat Davitt said that not to show an apartment to someone because they are on rent allowance “is against the law”.

Focus Ireland has welcomed a ruling where an estate agent has been ordered to pay €1,500 to a man on rent allowance after he refused to allow the man (...)

While the recent easing of the Central Bank rules will assist first-time buyers, along with the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, they continue to entrap other buyers, many of whom are still mired in negative equity.

Pat Davitt, chief executive of IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers Fears of another property bubble are unfounded and misl(...)

Outside of Dublin, there are 27,000 less rental properties since 2011

“Is that it?” broadly characterised a somewhat deflated response to Minister for Housing Simon Coveney’s rental strategy from those on the rental hous(...)

Supply-side plans: Construction costs such as levies and tax take  need to be addressed if major apartment schemes are to become viable in 2017. Illustration: Getty

Marian Finnegan, Chief economist, Sherry FitzGerald New dwelling sales encouragingly increased during the second quarter, totalling about 2,400 i(...)

Many investors are reaching the end of their 10-year interest-only period. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A squeeze in the number of buy-to-let properties available in the Irish property market is likely to happen as many interest-only arrangements end an(...)

 Spencer Dock: the 2,000 residents at the apartments on Dublin’s north quays have been told short-term lets are contrary to their residential and tenancy agreements. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is just eight years since graphic designers Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky sought to pay the high rent on their San Francisco loft apartment by rentin(...)

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