Locked Out of the Market Report
Only 3.7% of national rental stock affordable for standard housing support recipients October 6, 2019 A new report by the Simon Communities of Ireland has revealed that on average just 3.7% of rental housing stock across the country is within standard Rent Supplement (RS) or Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) limits. The charity’s latest ‘Locked Out …
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temporary accommodation Simon Communities of Ireland
Almost one in three adults knows someone who has recently lived in temporary accommodation October 3, 2019 Almost three in ten Irish adults know someone who is staying in temporary accommodation, or who has done so in the past 12 months, according to research published by the Simon Communities of Ireland. In a national omnibus survey – …
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Homelessness Crisis - Simon Communities of Ireland Pre Budget Submission
Fresh thinking required to solve Ireland’s homelessness crisis – Simon Communities of Ireland September 30, 2019 Ireland’s homelessness crisis is not an intractable problem, but it needs a new determination to move from ‘dealing with’ to ‘ending’ the uncertainty facing more than 10,000 people in Ireland. That’s the message from Simon Communities of Ireland, in its …
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Threshold Annual Report 2018
One-third of calls to Threshold in 2017 related to tenancy termination December 5, 2018 Threshold’s front line services protected more than 4,000 tenancies last year nationwide – Threshold 2017 Annual Report. Some 32 per cent of calls to Threshold last year were from tenants faced with losing their homes. That is according to figures …
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Residential Tenancies Board Rent Register
Government must introduce mandatory rent register to tackle spiralling rents September 27, 2018 The immediate introduction of a clear and transparent rent register is crucial for the proper enforcement of Rent Pressure Zone legislation. That’s according to national housing charity Threshold, responding to figures from the Residential Tenancies Board’s Q2 2018 Rent Index …
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Scamwatch
Threshold’s ‘Scamwatch’ campaign offers advice to people seeking rented accommodation August 21, 2018 National housing charity Threshold, along with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Daft.ie, has launched an awareness campaign to help people in their quest to secure suitable rented accommodation. Entitled ‘Scamwatch’, the initiative offers a checklist for would-be …
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Rental Market
Years of rising rents points to a rental market creaking at the seams August 17, 2018 Real and effective rent transparency measures need to be introduced, along with the creation of sustainable urban communities, if the Government is to begin to make any progress on tackling the ongoing crisis in the private rented market. That’s according …
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Consumer Protection Standards in Private Rented Accommodation
Robust consumer protection standards required for private rented sector July 4, 2018 Landlords who are renting residential accommodation should be required to display a certificate in the rented property that confirms they are compliant with minimum consumer protection standards, including building and fire safety. That’s according to national housing charity, Threshold, which …
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Less than a third of Threshold clients choose to rent
Less than a third of Threshold clients choose to rent June 11, 2018 Less than a third of tenants rent their homes by choice. That’s according to Threshold’s Tenant Sentiment Survey released ahead of an event to mark the national housing charity’s 40th anniversary. The remaining 71% rent in the private sector because …
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Threshold reiterates call for regulation of short-term lets May 16, 2018 The national housing charity, Threshold has reiterated its call for regulation of the short term lets market after research from Daft.ie, released today (Wednesday, 16th May 2018), showed that less than half of all listed rental properties in Dublin are …
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