Instead, a bill now before the Dáil would put Fáilte Ireland in charge of policing it.
Instead of reducing rents to tempt more students, they’ve been going to the council and getting permission to use it for short-term lets and co-living.
The council has come across 21 properties so far, some with multiple apartments, that have been short-term lets so long they can’t be forced back into the regular rental market.
At the time of writing, there are no properties listed on the HipHipStay website anymore, and Amy Urban has still not got a refund.
Dublin City Council has decided not to go ahead with a proposal to sell property on Berkeley Street in the north inner-city to the Cabhru Housing Association Service (CHAS), a council spokesperson said on Tuesday.
With weeks to go until the rules are supposed to come into effect, no new staff have yet been hired, a spokesperson for Dublin City Council said.
In this episode: short-term lets and student accommodation, which aren’t the reasons for Dublin’s housing crisis, but do tell us a few things about its nature.
The Corporate Housing Alliance has lobbied several TDs and Department of Housing officials in recent months in relation to short-term letting regulations.
The share of hosts renting out entire homes in the city for more than 90 days a year has been growing, and Airbnb offers tools to support professional operators.
All the listings were around the Liberties, including a whole block on Long’s Place. They weren’t up anymore on Tuesday night.