Healy Introduces Emergency Housing Bill 2018

On Thursday last, Deputy Seamus Healy introduced the Housing Emergency Measures in the Pubic Interest Bill (HEMPI) 2018 to Dáil Éireann. This Bill seeks to declare formally the housing and homelessness crisis a national emergency. The Bill provides for the delimiting of the rights of landlords, banks and finance houses, including vulture funds, in order […]

Tipperary Residents Experiencing Increased HAP Related Discrimination – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he is deeply concerned at the growing inability of Tipperary residents to access suitable accommodation because they are in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP). Deputy McGrath was speaking after his office received a considerable number of communications from worried constituents who feel that they will not […]

Seminar on The Big House At Nenagh Arts Centre

Seminar on the Big House in Tipperary aims to highlight the rich architectural and historic tradition of the County and shed new light on the people, places and events that shaped this fascinating period in our County’s history. With diverse topics from the role of women, to furniture and interiors, to the social life of […]

Secure Rents hosting public gathering of Munster renters in Limerick city – Thursday 17th November

Responding to the national rent surges shown in the Daft.ie Q3 2016 Rental Report, Secure Rents campaign spokesperson Keith Broni had the following to say: “Simon Coveney can no longer stand and watch as tenants are forced into debt, poverty, and despair. He must urgently act to stop out of control rents and provide tenants […]

Tenants Struggle to get Deposits back from Landlords

Almost two-thirds of tenants (60%) said they have found it difficult to get their deposits returned from landlords, according to a survey by Red C who surveyed over 1,000 people over the age of 18. There’s 40% less rental space available than there was this time last year, while rents have increased by over 8% […]

UL Seeks ‘Digs’ Landlords To Meet Student Accommodation Demand

In response to the unprecedented demand for student accommodation for University of Limerick students, the UL Accommodation Service has launched a campaign inviting homeowners and landlords to come forward and advertise available accommodation on the University Accommodation List.   UL provides over 2,600 student bedrooms on campus and lists over 1,000 rooms in off campus […]

PRTB Reminds Students To Choose their Landlords and Flatmates Carefully!

The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB)  to-day (21/8/2012) reminded Students, particularly those who will be renting for first time,  that they should choose their landlord and potential flatmates carefully. First time renters can sometimes get caught up in the excitement of living away from home for the first time, enjoying their newfound independence and  may […]

Minister O’Sullivan Publishes Legislation to Significantly Reform Landlord and Tenant Law

The Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., has today (19 July, 2012) published the Residential Tenancies (Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2012 which will see: Those tenancies in the voluntary and cooperative housing sector that most closely parallel private rented tenancies being regulated under the Act The agency responsible for regulation of the tenant-landlord relationship, […]

Changes to Commercial Upward Only Rent Review May Lead To Less Empty Premises

It is estimated that over 30,000 workers have become unemployed in recent years due to a situation, which it seems, will soon be preventable.  Retail tenants have found it increasingly difficult to survive in business, as their shop doors open less and less frequently, while their rent continues to rise.  Since March 2010 a Working […]