Alan Kelly

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Landlords may have to give evidence supporting rent rises

Landlords may have to give evidence supporting rent rises

Landlords seeking a rent increase might have to provide supporting evidence of rents for three comparable properties to justify the rise, under proposals being considered by the Government. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are still in discussions about…
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Rent fixing against the law, claim landlords

Rent fixing against the law, claim landlords

Government efforts to fix rents amid escalating rates in Dublin and elsewhere have been declared “unconstitutional” and an “attack on the property rights” of landlords, TDs and senators have been told. Landlords are also threatening to withdraw co-operation with social housing tenants and those on…
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Reduced social housing quota set to lead to rise in building activity

Reduced social housing quota set to lead to rise in building activity

A significant increase in housebuilding is expected in coming months as builders take advantage of new, reduced requirements for the provision of social housing. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has directed all local authorities to begin enforcing new regulations on developers that include a reduction in…
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