The Residential Tenancies Board now offers accreditation to landlords if they volunteer for a day-long training and test. Some say it should be compulsory.
As Government Ponders, More and More Renters Asked for Big Deposits
Six months ago, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced plans for a cap on the deposit a landlord can ask for from a renter. It’s not in place yet.
Mick: Landlords Aren't Fleeing the Market in Droves
It’s a common refrain, but the figures just don’t bear it out, writes Mick Byrne of the Dublin Tenants Association.
Renter? You Might Not Be Allowed to Adopt a Pet
Although not all shelters rule out renters, and not all landlords rule out pet owners, in Dublin’s tight rental market, being a pet lover can make things even tougher.
Mick: Perhaps the Government Doesn't Want to Fix the Rental Sector
“If we look at the major policy initiatives over the last two years, it is hard to draw any other conclusion,” writes Mick Byrne.
An Online Platform Aims to Let Dublin Renters Rate Their Homes
Chris Lynch hopes greater transparency in the sector will push landlords to improve standards, and help those with a choice to make informed decisions.