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Why flood of supply to housing market by private landlords is a concern for rental sector

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One third of properties for sale in some locations comes from landlords. Photo: RollingNews.ie

One third of properties for sale in some locations comes from landlords. Photo: RollingNews.ie

One third of properties for sale in some locations comes from landlords. Photo: RollingNews.ie

While a cooling of the rate of house price inflation is generally to be welcomed, the flood of supply to the market of properties brought for sale largely by small private landlords, and its impact on property inflation in many areas, is in fact a cause for concern.

Because these are the people whose properties are supplying house shares and apartment lets at the cheaper end of the rental market.


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