Government must impose 2% cap on all rent increases


TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has described the latest Residential Tenancies Board rent report as “just more bad news for renters”
Teachta Crowe called on Government to apply the 2% Rent Pressure Zones to all counties, all tenancies and all rental stock. Teachta Crowe said “The latest Residential Tenancies Board rent report is just more bad news for renters. New rents are up 9% and in 12 counties, rents have gone up by double digits. “The level of rent increases outside Rent Pressure Zones is now so high that Government must move to ensure all tenants in all counties are protected by the 2%. This should apply to existing, renewed and new tenancies.
“It is clear that the Government’s plan is not working. Social and affordable housing delivery remains glacial. “Budget 2023 is the last chance for Government to change course. Unless they dramatically increase investment in and accelerate the delivery of public housing to meet social and affordable housing needs, then this crisis will get worse. “In the meantime, the Government extend the Rent Pressure Zones to all counties, to new and existing tenancies, and to existing and new rental stock.” 

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