Housing

Eoin Ó Broin: Sinn Féin in government would not seek ‘German-style’ control of the rental sector

The party does not want to see the majority of people live in the private rental sector. It would give tenants security by making it harder for landlords to carry out evictions and it would end tax breaks for build-to-rent investors

A modern residential apartment block in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin, Germany. Berlin’s governing parties struck a deal to freeze rents for five years to tackle spiraling housing costs. Picture: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg