Faced with the prospect of rent rises, council tenants banded together to resist. CATU wants to hear from anyone who was involved back then.
None of the second round of affordable rental homes funded with help from the government’s Cost Rental Equity Loan scheme will be in the city. None of the first were either.
“The near-total dominance of this typology has adverse long-term consequences for the creation of sustainable communities,” council chief Owen Keegan has said.
In his efforts to make sure his apartment complex in Swords is secure and maintained, he’s up against a Cypriot subsidiary of a fund with more than half-a-billion euro worth of property in Ireland.
The Residential Tenancies Board has published the names of landlords it has fined or cautioned for breaking laws governing rental homes, including Propmaster Ventures.
How much of the big increases were legal?
Nobody knows how many cases are stymied when neither the tenant nor the Residential Tenancies Board can track down a landlord.
In March 2020 last year the council switched to “virtual” inspections, done by sending a checklist to landlords and double-checking with tenants.
Car-parking fees and service charges are why it looks like rents have gone up 59–85 percent in less than four years in some apartments in the south inner-city.
Have you moved homes since December 2016? We’re working on a story about changes in rent levels between tenancies, and – if you have a few minutes to spare – we’d really appreciate your help.