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Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector: Final Report

Posted: Jan 01, 2014 By: DKM Economic Consultants Research area:  Private Rented Sector
Rent Stability in the Private Rented Sector: Final Report

This report examines the potential for rent regulation in the Irish context. This is the first of two reports on the private rented sector which considers short-term and medium to long term options to address the recent escalation in rents. It examines  a  range  of  issues  in  regard  to  rent  stability;  including  the  current  tax  treatment  of  the  rental sector,  the  potential  for  indexation  of  Rent  Supplement  and  the  potential  for  rent  regulation  in  an  Irish context  should  a  political  decision  be  made  in  favour  of  rent  regulation.  The  findings  are  informed  by  a comprehensive  review  of  rent  regulation  in  other  jurisdictions, which examines how they are administered, the pros and cons of different approaches and their impacts.

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