Why private landlords are upping sticks, despite records rents

A combination of rising taxes, draconian legislation and unruly tenants are forcing landlords out of the market

Letting out homes can cause more headaches than it’s worth for landlords, which is why many of them are fleeing the market

Question: who made the greatest number of complaints to the Residential Tenancies Board last year, tenants or landlords? The answer, which may surprise you, is landlords. Rent arrears and over-holding – where a tenant continues to occupy a property after the expiry of a valid notice of termination – at 26 per cent was the biggest source of dispute resolution applications to the regulator.

When published some weeks ago, the RTB 2018 annual ...