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Are you a tenant or a landlord?

Ciaran O’Driscoll writes:

Could you do a fierce short survey about your experiences for a friend’s college project?

With the current renting and housing situation in Ireland at the moment, I know many of you, like me, will have a lot to say about it.

The survey only takes a few minutes, and my friend and her project group would be delighted to get as many responses as possible.

Survey here

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Further (NSFW language) shenanigans last night at Grangegorman,

Who fell under the van?

Society fell under the van.

Make of it what you will.

Squatter supporters hurt in Grangegorman stand-off (Irish Times)

(Thanks Oisín Kane)

Update:

Grangegorman March 24

8.45am

Liam Knuj writes:

Grangegorman this morning….all seems peaceful.

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Environment Minister Alan Kelly

….Mr [Alan Kelly] Kelly is being guided by a report commissioned by his predecessor Jan O’Sullivan, which presented a series of proposals to reform the rental market.

The report – by DKM Economic Consultants – warned against the introduction of full-scale rent controls as it could lead to tens of thousands of rented properties leaving the system.

However, it recommends the introduction of special rent certainty leases, which could have a set term of at least five years.

The report suggests a series of incentives for landlords who enter agreement with tenants, including capital gains tax relief once their property is sold.

Now landlords to get tax relief to keep rents down (Niall O’Connor, Independent.ie)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)