Rental Situation is Out of Control in South Dublin
Issued : Monday 13 May, 2019
Following the publication on Monday (May 13th) of Daft.ie's lastest report, Labour Party candidate in Firhouse-Bohernabreena Aideen Carberry has called on Fine Gael to introduce a rent register and bring in rent controls across Ireland.
Carberry said "The rental situation in south county Dublin is out of control. The shortage of rental properties and ever-increasing cost of rent is a national problem with very real local implications for our communities. Councils will play a key role in delivering affordable homes in the area over the next five years; and Labour at council-level will deliver what is needed."
"Average monthly rent in South County Dublin is currently €2,190, one of the most expensive in the country. Since 2019 rents in Dublin 16 have increased by 8%; while in Dublin 24 they have increased by 5.1% on a one bed apartment."
"The walls are closing in on people who are not being well served by the Rebuilding Ireland housing policy. The only winners are private landlords who are capitalising on this government's inability to end the housing crisis."
"For three years the Labour Party has been campaigning for action to limit the reasons for evictions, cap rents and ensure transparency for renters so they know what the previous rent of a property was. Equally, there also needs to be an increase in our housing stock; and a diversity in what is available to suit different needs."
"The private market is not serving renters or buyers, alike. It is hurting young people in particular, who are struggling to leave the family home and make a life for themselves in their own home. Families in our community deserve better."