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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© RTE 14 Mar '19

Dublin fifth most expensive European city for rents: ECA International

While Dublin saw the biggest rises in expatriate rental costs in Europe, major cities such as Madrid, Rome, Paris and Barcelona all saw increases over €120 a month. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 20 Feb '19

Rent-only apartment schemes on the up but ownership declines

According to Kate Ryan, head of research for BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland, investors ploughed almost €1 billion into Dublin’s private rented sector (PRS) last year, buying out existing apartmen -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Feb '19

Potential price-setting power of institutional landlords flagged

While the analysis does not find that price-setting is already occurring, it does flag “a risk that at a sufficient scale an institutional investor or group of investors could, over time, develop mo -  Subscribe
© 10 Feb '19's Irish Rental Price Report Q4 2018

Ronan Lyons: New Year is a time for optimism. The last Rental Report had the headline 'No end in sight for rental sector woes' and focused, in particular, on the lack of availability on the ma -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 10 Feb '19

Airbnb says rules for rentals in Paris may breach EU standards

But some European countries have tightened their oversight further, blaming Airbnb for spurring rental-price increases and creating a shortage of housing available to locals. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 01 Feb '19

One landlord has 241 properties linked to rent benefit scheme

Some private landlords and firms are making millions of euro from the taxpayer every year through the housing assistance payment scheme — including one landlord who has 241 properties linked to the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Jan '19

Dublin’s top-earning Airbnb property pulls in €230,000 a year

The median monthly revenue is currently €1,997 for an entire property or €880 for a room, falling to €1,143 for the lowest earners, and rising to €4,664 for the top 10 per cent of earners. Rev -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 30 Jan '19

Landlords stick with Airbnb as new rules slow to materialise: Fiona Reddan

As we’ve seen with our own rent controls, the lack of enforcement powers given to the Residential Tenancies Board to sufficiently oversee the market has hampered their success. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Jan '19

Hooke & MacDonald: Some 9,000 apartments needed to meet rental demand

Hooke & MacDonald suggests 2,380 build-to-rent units were traded last year in Dublin – more than double the 1,101 units sold in 2017 – and that 55 per cent of these were new-builds. -  Subscribe
© Irish Examiner 13 Jan '19

House viewers asked to hand over social media accounts and PPS numbers

Stephen Faughnan, chairperson of the Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA), said his organisation is working with landlords to educate them on appropriate practices regarding tenants and he felt -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 04 Jan '19

Landlords are issuing bogus cleaning invoices in bid to keep deposits

According to the Residential Tenancies Board's (RTB) recent report, 1,234 dispute resolution cases related to deposit retention. One young tenant told the Irish Independent how she recently had € -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Dec '18

Dublin renters paying €156 more a month than last year: Residential Tenancies Board

Despite the imposition of price controls across much of the country in 2016, rents continue to rise by double-digit percentages across the cities of Dublin, Limerick and Waterford, the figures from th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 11 Dec '18

Housing Minister wants shift to longer-term rental leases

What is needed is a shift in the mindset that sees renting as short term. Given that they are looking for long-term returns, institutional landlords such as Hines and APG could be the ones to bring th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 06 Dec '18

Renters will soon be able to find out how much previous tenants charged

Renters will be able to know what a previous tenant was paying for a room under laws to be brought to Cabinet next week. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has indicated he can overcome legal challenge -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Nov '18

Number One Ballsbridge scheme to set new rental high for Dublin

The smallest of its two-bedroom apartments, 96sq m on the first to seventh floors start at €3,850 a month. This outstrips Kennedy Wilson’s new Capital Dock scheme in Dublin’s south docklands, wh -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Nov '18

Just 36 out of 1,479 one-bed flats cost €1,000 or less

The IDA has claimed that the rent for a small "one-person apartment" in Dublin is just above €1,000 per month. However, the Irish Independent can reveal that just 36 one-bed properties in Co Dubl -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Nov '18

Dublin City Council seeks €400,000 to set up taskforce to crack down on Airbnbs

The council is seeking €400,000 from the Department of Housing and Planning to set up a new enforcement regime to deal with what it says will be the “logistically very difficult” area of holiday -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '18

Landlords to be criminalised for breaching rent caps, AG warns

Mr Woulfe said the legislation was “going to provide increased protections for tenants in terms of security of tenure and the rental pressure zones . . . There have been arguments that that is not -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '18

Build-to-rent sector fast becoming feature of Irish property landscape

For a long time synonymous with mature markets such as Germany & Canada, “What these landlords are offering is a lot more than we’ve come to understand renting as”: Colm Lauder, Goodbody real es -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 21 Nov '18

Capital Dock to set new benchmark with two-bed units renting at €3,300 a month

Kennedy Wilson’s new Capital Dock residential scheme in Dublin’s south docklands is likely to set a new benchmark for apartment rents in the city, with two-bedroom units being advertised at €3,3 -  Subscribe
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