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Responding to the recently published Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) rent index for Q4 2020, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, said with rents staying inflated it remains much more expensive to rent than service a mortgage on a home, if only those on average wages could acquire a property.
COPE Galway has asked that the people of Galway do not forget the plight of people who are homeless and without a place to call home as we continue to live with the COVID-19 pandemic.
One thing we have all had to adjust to over the last few months is the so called “Covid fog” brought on by uncertainty and constant change. Property has not been immune from this, and we see more and more queries from property owners and other interested parties such as housing bodies and construction firms, regarding what the impact has been on the Galway housing sector.
Financial support is needed to support landlords who have seen their Housing Assisting Payment (HAP) stopped because their tenants are no longer paying rent contribution to the Galway County Council, that is according Cllr Noel Thomas.
"Flawed", "full of holes", and "fails to address the main excuses used for evicting tenants", is how one city councillor has described the Government's new Residential Tenancies Bill.
Students who have paid up front for accommodation they cannot now access because of COVID-19 need to be refunded - according to Mayo Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh.
Public and private student accommodation providers must adopt a "uniform approach" to refunding for students who have left student accommodation early due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, which called in its pre-Budget submission for the Help-to-Buy scheme to be extended for a further two years has welcomed the decision of the Minister for Finance to do so, saying the scheme is central to giving confidence to a market that it is “extraordinarily difficult for first-time buyers and for smaller builders/developers,as opposed to the few dominant strongly capital backed players.”
In the recent Focus Ireland report on homelessness it was revealed that one of the primary reasons those experiencing homelessness left their last stable home was due to their landlord selling the property, given the divergence in the treatment for tax purposes of private landlords versus various fund investors in residential property, according to IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers.
Average monthly rents in Galway city have escalated to €1,260 a month, according to the latest Daft.ie report. Despite this being below the national average of €1,366, it is still an 11.4 per cent increase over the last year.