Labour bill would give renters the right to lease unfurnished homes

Housing spokeswoman says proposed change for long-term rentals, would bring Ireland into line with European norms

14th November, 2021
Labour bill would give renters the right to lease unfurnished homes
Rebecca Moynihan, senator for Labour: ‘In Ireland, often you get these apartments with bad furniture.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Renters would be given the legal right to lease unfurnished homes, under the terms of a new private members’ bill being brought forward by a Labour senator.

Traditionally, most rental properties in Ireland are furnished by landlords, but in other European countries it is more common for long-term rental properties to be unfurnished.

Rebecca Moynihan, Labour’s housing spokeswoman, said her renters’ bill would give people the right to move into a property unfurnished as...

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