Housing ultimatum from Ireland’s largest landlord

Reforms will slow supply of new units, says chief executive of Ires Reit

18th December, 2016
David Ehrlich, chief executive of Ires Reit Picture: Maxwells

The state’s largest landlord has demanded immediate and radical reforms to housing standards after investors were “burned” by rental market reforms announced by the Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, last week.

Describing Coveney’s plan as “poorly timed”, David Ehrlich said he was prepared to work with the reforms, but he expected the minister to urgently relax stringent rules on housing standards if he wanted large landlords like Ires to operate in...

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