Landlords renting out entire p...


Landlords renting out entire properties leaving people homeless

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12:13 12 Jul 2022

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Landlords who are renting out entire properties in Rent Pressure Zones on short-term let websites are making people homeless.

That's according to the assistant manager of Threshold in Cork, Regina Baylor.

The housing charity was responding to the Government's plans to address the current shortage in long-term rental properties.

Under their proposal, properties would not be allowed to advertise on websites like Air BnB without commercial planning permission.

Earlier today, a Cork Chamber Report found the housing crisis is not only a social problem, but also now a major problem for businesses, because it's causing skill shortages.

Speaking to RedFM News, Regina says that, in these, circumstances, families are being made homeless so landlords can make more money:

"These properties are not residential, they're commercial, they've been sold as residential. They're pushing people from Cork City and Cork County in rent pressure zones. These people are being made homeless so that landlords can actually get more money through Airbnb without going through the proper planning permissions."

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