‘Discriminatory’ rent laws favour overseas funds over private landlords

Property owners’ lobby group told politicians Reits should be subject to a flat 25% tax to level the playing field in the rental sector

12th January, 2022
‘Discriminatory’ rent laws favour overseas funds over private landlords
Landlords are being ‘unfairly blamed’ for the shortage of rental accommodation, the Irish Property Owners’ Association has said. Picture: Getty

Real estate investment trusts (Reits) should be subject to a flat 25 per cent tax to pay for reduced levies on private landlords, a landlords’ lobby group has told politicians.

The Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA) told TDs and senators there was a “real risk” of an oversupply of housing as a result of policies which incentivise overseas funds to invest in the Irish housing market.

In a written submission to members...

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