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Landlords can no longer discriminate against those seeking rent allowance

Landlords can no longer discriminate against those seeking rent allowance

New measures announced by the Government mean landlords will no longer be able to discriminate against tenants because they receive rent supplement, housing assistance payment or social welfare. Announcing the measure, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said: "It is a common practice for advertisements…
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Fears that non-first time buyers could become trapped in their homes because of new mortgage rules

Fears that non-first time buyers could become trapped in their homes because of new mortgage rules

Fears have been expressed that the new Central Bank rules on mortgage lending will prevent many non-first time buyers upgrading their homes. Speaking yesterday, Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said people who had already bought could become trapped in their current homes despite the…
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