Our government is operating with faulty information on rents

Ireland's just had its knuckles rapped by the European Union for its use of rent control in pressure zones

26th March, 2017

The European Union has been critical of Ireland’s use of rent control in rent pressure zones, a regulation that now covers more than half of this country’s leases.

Politicians fell for the idea of a rent fix, but what data did we use to make the decision, and what will happen next?

The rent control issue effectively amounts to “headline rents”, or the rents which set the benchmark (there is a...

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