Cost of landlord taskforce to prevent illegal lets is €1.8m

The council requested that amount to hire 13 staff, improve IT systems and fund legal cases as part of its efforts to increase housing stock by forcing the return of properties to the rental market

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
27th October, 2019
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Dublin City Council believes it will cost €1.8 million to operate a taskforce to root out landlords who have illegally turned properties into short-term lets.

The council requested that amount to hire 13 staff, improve IT systems and fund legal cases as part of its efforts to increase housing stock by forcing the return of properties to the rental market.

A total of €750,000 was awarded in the most recent budget, but the housing department said...

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