Housing



Members appointed to inaugural board of Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority

Nine people, including two solicitors and a law professor, have been appointed to the inaugural board of the Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA).

Published 24 February 2021

Private renters protected from eviction until end of September

Legislation protecting private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction have been extended to the end of September 2021.

Published 19 February 2021

Draft bill to put Land Development Agency on statutory footing

Legislation to establish the Land Development Agency (LDA) on a statutory basis and set out its core goals in law has been published.

Published 5 February 2021

HAP recipient wins compensation for letting agency discrimination

A man who was discriminated against by a letting agency for being a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has won compensation through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Published 20 November 2020

CJEU: Member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat housing shortages

EU member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat long-term rental housing shortages, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 22 September 2020

Homelessness law centre assists over 1,600 clients

Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC), which provides free legal advice to homeless people and people at risk of homelessness, assisted over 1,600 individuals and families last year.

Published 21 September 2020

Bill to ban rent increases to be debated in Dáil tonight

A private member's bill aiming to ban rent increases for three years is set to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

Published 17 September 2020

Watchdog raises concerns over gardaí conduct at eviction

The Policing Authority has raised concerns over the conduct of gardaí at a controversial and high-profile eviction in Dublin last week.

Published 17 August 2020

Property lawyer Sharon van Sinderen joins housebuilder as senior counsel

Property lawyer Sharon van Sinderen has been appointed as senior counsel at housebuilder Quintain Ireland.

Published 31 July 2020

Bill to protect renters to be brought to Cabinet on Thursday

Legislation to protect renters will be considered by government ministers on Thursday following the final extension of the COVID-19 rent freeze and eviction moratorium.

Published 21 July 2020

Rent freeze to be extended past Monday deadline

The rent freeze and eviction moratorium introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis is set to be extended again, ministers have said.

Published 17 July 2020

Help-to-buy scheme to continue for at least five years

The help-to-buy scheme introduced in 2016 will continue for the next five years under the draft Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.

Published 18 June 2020

Retrospective protections for private renters 'would be open to judicial review'

Legislation to provide private renters with additional protections during the coronavirus pandemic will not be retrospective to avoid any possible legal challenge, ministers have said.

Published 22 April 2020

Ruling on housing application time limits welcomed by FLAC

Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed a High Court ruling clarifying the obligations of housing authorities to process housing applications within the statutory time limits prescribed.

Published 13 March 2020

Rose Wall: Housing Bill flies in the face of environmental democracy

Rose Wall, chief executive of Community Law & Mediation (CLM), examines the impact of the Housing Bill currently under consideration by the Oireachtas.

Published 7 January 2020