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Threshold #GE2020 Campaign - Party Responses

Responses from Political Parties


We asked all of the political parties to clarify their position on #RentersRights.
Here is where they stand on the issues.


Renters Rights

Will your party commit to Incentivising and promoting long term lease agreements?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to Introducing a property specific Rent Register?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to Reviewing Rent Pressure Zone measures to establish whether further rent certainty measures are necessary?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to establishing a custodial Deposit Protection Scheme and the definition of a deposit as the equivalent of one month’s rent?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to amending the legal definition of landlord to include banks and receivers?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to overhauling the current standards inspection system and providing the appropriate resourcing an effective and efficient inspection system?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to abolishing the category of licensee and replacing it with a set of circumscribed tenancy rights?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Homeless Prevention

Will your party commit to preventing homelessness by increasing investment in evidence based homeless prevention initiatives for those losing their home on foot of a notice of termination (NoT) from their private rented home?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to identifying those living in hidden homelessness and providing them with the appropriate social and housing supports? Y/N

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Increasing the supply of homes

Will your party commit to increasing all housing stock owned and managed by the Local Authorities and AHBs to 20% by 2033 and 25% by 2040? Y/N

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to expanding traditional social housing to a public housing model including, for example, cost-rental and affordable purchase style schemes?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to developing and delivering intermediate tenures such as shared ownership and affordable rental? Y/N

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party commit to providing greater access to home ownership for lower income households? Y/N 3.

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party support the implementation of a 20-year housing strategy?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party support the establishment of a Commission on the Future of Housing in Ireland?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: 

Will your party honour a commitment to a Right to a Home by enshrining the Right to a Home in our Constitution?

Yes:Labour Party, People Before Profit
No: