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News Archive for 2019

  1. Threshold welcomes new restrictions on short-term lettings [General News] - Issued 11 Apr 2019 The clamp-down on turning family homes into holiday accommodation will go some way towards alleviating homelessness   The housing charity Threshold has welcomed the changes …
  2. Survey shows HAP recipients face significant financial hardship due to failure of HAP to cover market rents [General News] - Issued 10 Apr 2019 75% satisfied with scheme, but shortcomings are clear, says survey   Tuesday April 10th:  Many tenants in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) are spending essential …
  3. Threshold welcomes Minister’s changes, says “devil is in detail” [General News] - Issued 4 Apr 2019 Landlords’ right to evict tenants before selling houses will continue to cause homelessness   The housing charity Threshold has welcomed as significant the measures announced …
  4. Rent increases in 2018 continued to cause hardship and homelessness - Threshold [Press Releases] - Issued 28 Mar 2019 The housing charity Threshold has said the seven per cent increase in average rent during 2018 revealed today by the Residential Tenancies Board, coupled with the first ever rise …
  5. Tourists stay in private homes while homeless stay in hotels this St Patrick’s Day [General News] - Issued 15 Mar 2019 Threshold demands action on dysfunctional holiday letting market The thousands of properties which will be filled on a very short-term basis in Ireland over the St Patrick’s Day …
  6. Threshold calls for immediate protection of tenants from unlawful retention of their deposits [General News] - Issued 5 Mar 2019 Promised Government action is overdue   The housing charity Threshold has today called for rent deposits to be held by the Residential Tenancies Bord in future instead of by …
  7. Radical operation transformation required for rental market [General News] - Issued 10 Feb 2019 -  Laissez-faire approach has failed spectacularly -  Actions needed to secure tenants’ rights and reduce rent inflation Immediate measures must be implemented across the …
  8. Threshold welcomes proposed protections for vulnerable tenants [General News] - Issued 23 Jan 2019 Housing charity to seek amendments to new Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill Threshold, the National Housing Charity, has broadly welcomed the publication of the new …