Sunday 22 January 2017

Paul Melia: Families are left in limbo by this deal

Published 16/12/2016 | 02:30

There are major questions surrounding the fairness of the measures proposed, particularly as many areas across the country have seen rent hikes of 7pc or more in four of the last quarters, meeting one of the two criteria to be designated as ‘rent pressure zones’. Photo: PA Wire
There are major questions surrounding the fairness of the measures proposed, particularly as many areas across the country have seen rent hikes of 7pc or more in four of the last quarters, meeting one of the two criteria to be designated as ‘rent pressure zones’. Photo: PA Wire

Another day of chaos and uncertainty for families caught in the impasse between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

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While the two main parties spent much of yesterday in heated discussions over the form of rent controls to be introduced, housing charities were inundated with queries from tenants about what might happen to them.

Those living outside Dublin and Cork cities may have been the first affected with hikes - but tenants in Limerick, Galway, Waterford and commuter towns will be left wondering if they will face steep increases before these areas are designated as rent pressure zones in mid-January.

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