Helping Generation Rent

Generation Rent is a major part of Irish society with over 325,000 households renting privately. We need to ensure they have good quality, suitable accommodation.

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A fair deal on rent.

Rents have reached unprecedented levels and are forcing many young people out of our cities. It is sucking up more and more money from people’s wages and preventing them from saving up for a place of their own. Long queues for viewing apartments and extortionate rents are now a regular part of life for people trying to get somewhere suitable to live.

We need to address the rental crisis before it changes the character of our cities and prevents an entire generation from saving for their own place.

Our plan to ease rents

  1. Make rent affordable

    Introduce a Rent Tax Credit worth €500 per renter.

  2. Introduce a cost rental model

    Build housing on state-owned lands for a new cost rental scheme.

  3. Increase supply

    Ban AirBnB lets for over 90 nights in any one unit.

  4. Expand Rent Pressure Zones

    Strengthen and enhance the Rent Pressure Zone system by extending it to Student accommodation and giving the RTB real investigatory powers.

  5. Protect renters

    Establish a national Rent Deposit Scheme so that unscrupulous landlords cannot unfairly keep deposits.

  6. Enforce rental standards

    Introduce local authority-led NCT style accommodation certificate.

  7. Incentivise new supply

    Implement tax measures to retain landlords in the system, such as LPT and commercial rate deductions.

All Issues in Housing

Building Affordable Homes for All

The state has to step up and build affordable units in the right places. This is a core part of Fianna Fail’s vision for securing home ownership for the next generation.

Helping First Time Buyers

We believe that owning the roof over your head and having safe and secure place to raise your family and play a part in your community should be supported.

Helping Generation Rent

Generation Rent is a major part of Irish society with over 325,000 households renting privately. We need to ensure they have good quality, suitable accommodation.

Invest in Social Housing

Ensure that all sections of society have a safe and secure home to call their own.

Sustainable Communities

Strong planning, high quality materials and local infrastructure is vital to making houses into homes and places into communities.

Tackling Homelessness

Almost 10,000 people including over 3,500 children are homeless in our country.

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