Kintarō Hattori All Round Nice Guy
#571

It really is shocking and disgraceful what's allowed to be passed off to people. I rented for around 10 years before buying a place in North County Dublin. When I was renting you could get a decent 1 bed apartment minutes from the city centre for around €700. At that time a small mortgage cost roughly the same so you could actually save to buy a place of your own.

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D3V!L Registered User
#572

inforfun said:
And probably 99% "family homes"


As in 700k plus 4 bedroom semi-d's that the average mortal can't afford.

inforfun Moderator
#573

D3V!L said:
As in 700k plus 4 bedroom semi-d's that the average mortal can't afford.


Requiring 2 incomes to be able to properly afford it.

People who dont feel the need to start families can just go **** off and start sharing miserable places with the others who dont feel the need to procreate (yet).

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Alun Registered User
#575


Following further investigation, the landlord admitted to collecting rent for 16 other dwellings in the city which were also constructed using questionable building materials, including mechano, straw bales and one house made from Bord Na Mona briquettes.

Straw bale houses are actually a thing though!

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Grayson Registered User
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Alun said:
Straw bale houses are actually a thing though!


They're special straw bricks aren't they? they won't even burn.

Mollyb60 Registered User
#577



Must've been a discount on red paint. No one can love a colour THAT much!

When I left Dublin in 2009 I was renting a 1 bed flat in Phibsborough for about €700 a month. Most recently my sister was paying the same rent to share a house with 4 other people. It is insane how bad it's gotten and I can't see it getting any better any time soon.

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Aglomerado Registered User
#578



Period property?

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PaddyWilliams Registered User
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Mollyb60 said:
Must've been a discount on red paint. No one can love a colour THAT much!

When I left Dublin in 2009 I was renting a 1 bed flat in Phibsborough for about €700 a month. Most recently my sister was paying the same rent to share a house with 4 other people. It is insane how bad it's gotten and I can't see it getting any better any time soon.



I was renting a big one bed in Santry for €700.00 up to 2017!! Last I heard, same place was renting out at €1350 per month. Crazy.

dolanbaker Moderator
#580

PaddyWilliams said:
I was renting a big one bed in Santry for €700.00 up to 2017!! Last I heard, same place was renting out at €1350 per month. Crazy.

I bet there are very few people who have had a similar increase in income over the past 10 years.

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Samuel T. Cogley Registered User
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dolanbaker said:
I bet there are very few people who have had a similar increase in income over the past 10 years.



Landlords

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Kamili Registered User
#582

Samuel T. Cogley said:
Government Tax on Landlords


FYP there

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2ndcoming Registered User
#583

Kamili said:
FYP there


Fake news. Tax is the same for everyone.

Pappa Dolla Moderator
#584

Kamili said:
FYP there


Yes. I'm sure landlords incomes have stagnated and all those ridiculous increases are because of the taxman.

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Grayson Registered User
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Pappa Dolla said:
Yes. I'm sure landlords incomes have stagnated and all those ridiculous increases are because of the taxman.


Yep. My landlord increased my rent by 40%. I'm sure every penny of that is going to the taxman. And in my case I know he's paid off the mortgage so it's not like he was losing money on that. the increase was purely for the taxman

Anyways, there's loads of threads about rent. Maybe should move the discussing there rather than derailing one of my favourite threads? (Yes, I realise the irony of posting what I did and then posting this. I also realise it's backseat modding. But i do really like this thread. It's one of the few I subscribe to)

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