Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’Broin in the Dáil this afternoon
In the Dáil.
Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’Broin welcomed the publication, by the Housing Minister Eoghan Minister today, of his new regulations in respect of short-term lettings.
However, he also said:
“While we need a little bit more detail in terms of the detail, the definition of short-term letting and the requirement for planning permission are eminently sensible and I want to put that on the record.
“I have to say, however, I am concerned with the proposal for an eight-month lead-in. The rental sector is in such crisis, I don’t think we can wait eight months for these regulations to be put on a statutory footing.
“And I’m also concerned that there’s no mention of sanctions or fines for online platforms or letting agents who advertise properties that wouldn’t have the appropriate statutory regulation.
“So while we want to work with the Government to expedite this legislation as quickly as possible, I’d like some assurances the Government is willing to work with us on the lead-in time and then, sanctions, particularly for the platforms themselves.”
Previously: Dublin Rental Investigator on Broadsheet