Housing Minister backs plan to give tax breaks to landlords who sign longer leases

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is supportive of tax breaks for landlords to incentivise longer leases. Fianna Fáil is to include the proposal to incentivise landlords with a tax rebate for signing a five or 10-year lease in its Budget negotiations, which began yesterday. As revealed by the Irish Independent, the party is expected to include the scheme […]

Fall in first-time buyers getting loan approval

A report states there has been a fall in the number of first-time buyers being approved for a mortgage. New buyers are now competing with local authorities for new and second-hand houses, according to the Banking and Payments Federation. But the numbers switching mortgage have risen. A total of 523 householders switched their mortgage in […]