This morning.

Lynne writes:

Taped to our apartment door [Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14]…

1,700?

*sucks teeth*

Yesterday: Anne Marie McNally: Waiting For A Home

33 thoughts on “Baby On Way

    1. The Ghost of Starina

      Classic Irish solution of exporting the problem. See also: unemployment, abortion

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Yup. You won’t get any decent house for that much around there. It’s a total pain in the breasticles finding somewhere around that neck o’ the woods.

  2. Junkface

    Thats quite sad. People with full time jobs trying to start a family. No remedy in sight on Housing

    1. Fact Checker

      €1,700 would service a mortgage of €359,000 on a 2.99% rate (currently available) over 25 years.

      This is around the average price of a dwelling in Dublin.

      This couple are relatively well placed compared to a lot of people in Dublin’s housing market right now.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Yup. That’s the problem. You can’t save when you’re paying that much rent. Well, I can’t. Also, because I can’t stop eating avocado on toast and drinking flat whites with almond milk.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I’ve never actually tried any of those “milks”. I’m afeard of them.

      1. david

        Their income will fall and capacity to pay when baby arrives unless they are both public sector workers
        And to buy a home they need a big deposit
        I doubt they have that hence the renting
        Welcome to caring dublin

  3. Topsy

    Dreadful that people are having to practically beg for accommodation. No point in saying that the Gov should be ashamed as they simply don’t care enough about basic human needs of citizens.

    1. Braaap

      Begging….It sounds like they are too lazy / busy to go on Daft.ie and find a place, of which there are plenty, you can get a 3 bed house in Rathfarnham for €1,550 Per month from my quick search..

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Aye. It’s listed. But there will be 50 people on the list to even view (not to mind rent) it ahead of you. The estate agents were telling me they were getting over 150 emails per property in the area.

      2. Barry the Hatchet

        I’m not sure how you came to the conclusion that they’re lazy? They’re going around door to door and putting up leaflets. That sounds pretty proactive to me.

  4. ollie

    My Mother lives alone in a 4 bed house in that area but won’t rent rooms because there’s no legal way of evicting bad tenants other than court.
    This couple could have their own space for a fraction of €1,700

    1. BobbyJ

      That’s not the case, the below is straight from Citizens Information:

      “If you are renting a room in your landlord’s home, your situation is very different. You do not have a standard tenancy agreement. Instead, you have a licensee agreement with your landlord. This means that you are in the property by the landlord’s consent or invitation. As a result, you cannot avail of the type of protection that tenants are entitled to under the residential tenancies legislation.

      As you do not have the same rights as someone whose tenancy comes under the landlord and tenant legislation, you should be aware of the following:

      Your landlord is not obliged to provide you with a rent book or a statement of rent paid

      There is no legal requirement for your accommodation to meet minimum physical standards (unless your tenant is a HAP tenant and then these minimum standards must be met)

      Any notice you may get of the termination of the tenancy is at your landlord’s discretion (although the landlord is obliged to give reasonable notice, the specifics of this notice may vary)

      Your landlord is not obliged to register the tenancy with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB)

      You cannot use the RTB’s dispute resolution service if a disagreement arises between you and your landlord

      You are not protected by the Equal Status Acts 2000-2015”

      1. Cian

        Yes – you effectively have zero rights – you are a (paying) guest.

        Some landlords try to abuse this by renting out (most of) a house but keeping the box room “for when they are around”. In this way, if there are issues, they try to argue that it isn’t a tenancy but licence agreement and the tenants have no rights. This is only true if the landlord is resident – i.e.. spends the majority of their time in the house.

  5. Diddy

    And there too have it… an economic policy with no understanding of basic human activity. People get jobs , people couple up, people have kid.. facilitating family formation ? Nah let’s spend 4bn on a train to the airport instead

  6. Spud

    ‘Member when 1,700 could pretty much get you any property in Dublin?

    I’ve no idea how so many are affording rent that has skyrocketed at the moment.
    So glad I’ve a noose of a mortgage around my neck now…

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Before, I used to rent in areas I couldn’t afford to buy in. That isn’t the case anymore, really. No more Ballsbridge for me, baby. Sad times for me and my notions.

  7. anne

    Lets build up & throw families like this into boxes.. yeah that’ll work out great..

    This is a fupping joke.

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