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The humble bedsit – Ireland’s new outlaw!

The humble bedsit – Ireland’s new outlaw!

In today's Friday Feedback, our guest blogger John Leahy from www.irishlandlord.com highlights the impending demise of the bedsit. For generations of people the first step on the…
The Galway races: Looking for somewhere to stay?

The Galway races: Looking for somewhere to stay?

The Galway races: Looking for somewhere to stay?It’s that time of year again when horse enthusiasts flock in their thousands to Ballybrit racecourse for an auld flutter on the horses. The Galway Races is one, if not ‘the’ top race meetings of the year and attracts some 200,000 race-goers! If you haven’t planned ahead or if you have taken a spontaneous last minute decision to up sticks and head for Galway for the week, accommodation will no doubt be sparse if not, non-existent.

BUT while hotels and B&Bs will no doubt be choc o’ block throughout the week we’ve found a handful of holiday homes only a stones throw from all the action at Ballybrit; here is our top 3:

Rent Supplement to be reduced

Rent Supplement to be reduced

Rent Supplement to be reducedAlthough the cost of living still remains high in Ireland it has been announced that the Rent Supplement is being reduced with maximum rent supplements limits being cut by up to 36% for tenants who are entering into new leases or renewing leases.

Minister for Social Protection Eamon Ó Cuiv said that the new reductions have been put in place to reflect the fall in current rental values and also to ensure that landlords are not charging artificially high rents. He also said that the new rates related to the next eighteen months and that they would be reviewed if rents increase during that period.

The new rates are now as follows:

Rental Scams: Beware of The Phantom Landlord

Rental Scams: Beware of The Phantom Landlord

If you are in the market to rent beware of the so-called Phantom Landlord. Rental scams are still alive and well and all would-be tenants are still being advised to take precautions before handing over money for any rental property.

Be advised that MyHome.ie will never ask you for money. We only advertise properties on behalf of agents and landlords so your agreement is them. No payment will ever be made to us and any agreement entered into is done so at your own risk.

The phantom landlord can come in many guises but two are most prominent i.e. the meet and greet deposit scam and the email / online deposit scam.

First off, the meet & greet deposit scam
Potential tenants view a rental property and are requested to pay a deposit and at least one (if not two) month’s rent in advance to confirm they will be renting the property. When you turn up to move in you find the keys don’t work and you cannot access the property. The person who showed you the apartment is nowhere to be found and not contactable. You, the ‘potential’ tenant will find yourself joining a long line of other potential tenants, who have also handed over the money to the same phantom landlord.

Irish rental market following in hot pursuit of UK market

Irish rental market following in hot pursuit of UK market

Irish Rental MarketFollowing recent reports that the rental market in the UK is starting to pick up it seems the bug has sailed across the waters to Irish shores. According to the Lettings wing of Sherry FitzGerald there are signs (albeit small) of stability emerging in the Lettings Market.

However the signs of stability are more concentrated in sought after locations in the Dublin city centre market and are not the talk of the entire country. This new found good news in Dublin’s city centre they say is due to a “combination of a tightening of supply and resilient demand resulting in more stabilised rents”. Not only that but because of the high level of quality apartments available in the city centre along with public transport facilities and a wide range of amenities, the rental market in the city is more attractive and highly sought after by potential tenants. Poorer located properties…

UK: Rise in demand for rental properties

UK: Rise in demand for rental properties

UK: Rise in demand for rental propertiesAccording to the latest residential lettings survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK residential landlords there are likely to see the rental market pick up in the coming months.

The survey revealed that because of a fall in the supply of new properties coming onto the marketing for the second quarter in a row and a sizeable decline in supply of both apartments and houses to rent in the marketplace there is now an increased demand for rental property.

Because of these factors a rise in rent rates now seems inevitable, as supply cannot meet

Rent in Style: Holyrood Castle, Sandymount Ave

4 Holyrood Castle, Sandymount Avenue

4 Holyrood Castle, Sandymount Avenue is a rental property to top all rental properties.

Situated in a quiet cul du sac in Sandymount is this period castle style building which has a slightly similar look and air to that of the renowned B&Bs found in Brighton. However the interior of its 3 bed Penthouse apartment is quite unexpected and no …

Rent in Style: 114 Sycamore Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Rent in Style: 114 Sycamore Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Rent in Style: 114 Sycamore Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Renting? Tired of your dingy, dark, flat? Time to treat yourself? Well look no further than 114 Sycamore Rd, Glasnevin.

There is no doubt that you would surely be indulging yourself if you rented here. This unlikely property comes completely restored and extended, with no expense spared. It has no less than 5 large bedrooms with …

Student Renters: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

Student Renters: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!

Student Renters: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you! Parties, long sleep-ins and a stockpile of dirty dishes are the stereotypical traits plaguing students’ living reputations. Unlike Ramsey Street, not everyone loves their neighbours and many claim students to be the worst type of neighbour. Some go as far as saying that students could even devalue your home!

September is fast approaching, many properties lay vacant and with landlords …

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