A CATU member in Tallaght is currently dealing with Ray Cooke Lettings‘ inaction on an out-of-control mould situation in an apartment, which is causing serious health problems for the tenants.The situation has been ongoing for the last three years. The letting agent is refusing to carry out inspections due to Covid, despite the fact that Ray Cooke is currently taking bookings for house viewings.
This is my Daughter’s apartment which she pays a fortune for every month only to live in a slum. Disclaimer: no shes not a lone parent no she’s not on social welfare no she doesn’t get HAP. She just a hard working mother.
1 in 5 renters are spending 40% of their income on rent. 1in 10 are spending 60% of their income. According to data, between 2010 and 2019, the US city whose rents rose fastest was Aurora Colorado at 70%; in that time rents in Dublin rose 100%, Galway 90%, Limerick 89%, Cork 84%.
From top: a Daft vacancy; Daft owners Eamonn and Brian Fallon
In January, Sinn Féin introduced the Property Services (Advertisement of Unfit Lettings) (Amendment) Bill 2019. It aimed to stop poor quality accommodation – including overcrowded properties – from being advertised online.
We’ll be seeing crying chair-type ads from Daft.ie for some time to come as FF gang up with FG to cynically delay legislation to force Daft to vet ads for legality.
The Shinners tried to introduce their Property Services (Advertisement of Unfit Lettings) (Amendment) Bill 2019. It makes total sense and this was accepted by all, FG and FF included.
But, while FG and FF voted to approve the progress of the Bill, they both voted to delay any further consideration of the Bill for six months.
Meantime, looks like we might have to continue moral suasion on the Fallon brothers, Eamonn and Brian.
Maybe have a polite word with them if you come across them, I’m sure they’re decent people and would be aghast if they knew what sort of ads they’re hosting, and even the €8m dividends wouldn’t merit such despicable standards.
“Lovely SELF CONTAINED BEDROOM available for rent in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. The double room is equipped with Fridge, Microwave, Toaster and Electric Kettle. There is also full use of your own Private Bathroom.
A campaigning start-up for the one in five who will spend this evening in a Crying Chair or on a sofa watching BBC 2’s Rick Stein’s Road To Mexico with the ‘old dears’.
Mark Dempsey writes:
We are a group of Designers, Writers and Activists that live and rent in Dublin City. We have witnessed first hand the broad spectrum impact rising rents are having on people’s daily lives.
Whether that is the stress and strain of finding affordable accommodation within your budget or worried about the impact of rising rents on a fixed income, the worry of falling into homelessness or experiencing a job loss due an inability to find suitable affordable accommodation.
Weare900000.ie is a non-profit startup with the aim creating a grassroots movement of people in rental accommodation in the Republic Ireland that will work toward effecting positive change in government policy to create a fair, sustainable and affordable rental market over the longer term.
There is roughly 900,000 people in rental accommodation in the Republic of Ireland with roughly 500,000 people in their 20s and 30s living with their parents. There is no single direct representative group engaging these constituencies into positive action to have their long term rental and housing needs met.
The goal of this project is to digitally engage these constituencies and consolidate them around rental policy to reach a critical mass of people that will facilitate us engaging with government as a group to have asymmetric government policy put to an end.
We need a rental market that offers security of tenure and sustainable affordable rents, if we are to have a fully functioning society and economy over the longer term.
As such, we have a newly launched sign up website )al lonk below) that is in stage 1of a 3 stage process which will be developed into an information and digital platform for people who rent or intend to rent in this country.