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Promoting Good Standard Rental Housing - The Irish Experience

Promoting Good Standard Rental Housing

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A discussion paper presented at the ENHR conference 'Housing in an expanding Europe: theory, policy, participation and implementation'. This paper examines attempts in Ireland to eliminate substandard private rented accommodation. Under scrutiny are the government’s initiatives to set and enforce minimum statutory dwelling standards, legislation spelling out and enhancing tenant rights, financial incentives to increase rental supply and new rental support (demand subsidy) schemes.