Runaway prices for new rental properties must be curbed

Runaway prices for new rental properties must be curbed

01 “People trying to secure new or refurbished rental properties are now being hit with intolerable rent hikes, with today’s figures from the Residential Tenancies Board showing rents for new tenancies rising by almost 50 per cent more than existing ones.”...
Minister must come clean over homeless figures

Minister must come clean over homeless figures

12   “Cutting the official figures does nothing to help those people who are living in emergency accommodation that is either owned or rented out by local authorities. Whether they are on the books or not, these are people who do not have a permanent and secure...
Long-term renters require different mortgage rules

Long-term renters require different mortgage rules

00 “The effect of trapping long-term renters in high rents is that the mortgage rules are actually inflating the rental market and driving up housing costs for a huge cohort of the population.” The Social Democrats spokesperson on Consumer Affairs and Political...
New Land Development Agency inadequate and unambitious

New Land Development Agency inadequate and unambitious

10 “There has been an urgent and obvious need for a development agency to coordinate the acquisition of land and the building of houses that are affordable to buy or rent. However, what’s being proposed today will not deliver the radical reforms needed to properly...