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Should There be A Rent Freeze On Property In Ireland? Episode 200

Niall Boylan | April 1, 2024
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    Should There be A Rent Freeze On Property In Ireland? Episode 200
    Niall Boylan

In this episode, Niall explores the debate surrounding the implementation of a rent freeze on property in Ireland. The conversation stems from recent developments in Scotland, where rent cap measures are set to expire, prompting discussions about their potential extension.

In Ireland, legislation currently limits residential rent increases to 2 percent in designated rent pressure zones (RPZs). However, the efficacy of these regulations is questioned, with concerns raised about their unintended consequences, such as stagnation in rental markets and reduced incentives for property investment.

The pressing issue of homelessness in Ireland, reaching record levels, underscores the urgency of addressing housing affordability and security. Charities and opposition parties have advocated for measures like rent freezes and eviction bans to alleviate the housing crisis and provide stability for tenants. However, some argue that such interventions could have negative effects on the overall housing market, potentially exacerbating supply shortages and discouraging property investment.

Niall opens the lines to callers, inviting diverse perspectives on the topic and exploring the complexities of balancing tenant protection with market dynamics and housing affordability.




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