Rent sector watchdog ‘needs more resources’

A report issued that The State body charged with regulating the rental market has signalled it does not yet have the capacity to take on new and improved powers to investigate rogue landlords. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) said it is “working with the Department of Housing to ensure adequate resources are put in place […]

Number drawing down a mortgage jumps

A report states the number of people drawing down a mortgage has jumped as house-building activity has increased. Some 17,337 people were issued with a home loan in the first half of this year. This was up almost 2,400 on last year, new figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show. More than 9,339 […]