If there isn’t much rental property available, why are you surprised that the cost of rental there has risen? Sligo isn’t a RPZ so rental increases are not capped.
To be honest, it’s hard to understand your vitriol towards this. It looks ok and is in the centre of a town with little rental availability, and it seems to be in line with going rate for the area.
They can, so they do.
Crap rolls down hill.
That don't make it right.
My problem is - it's unjustifiably overpriced; effectively exploitation.
It's not right.
Does the common man actually need laws in place to know it's not right to steal/rape/murder?
Is it as far gone as that?
Is it on the same spectrum?
Exploitation for personal gain, for no other reason that, they can?
Resoundingly - yes.
Sorry thing is, no one acknowledges their own capitalistic criminality until the law informs them as such.
And the ministers for this country have overlooked this problem for long enough.
What do they need to finally implement something? A road flare up their ass?
Other landlords are charging similar rates again, cause there's a shortage.
And feel entitled/justified in doing so?
Shoot them out of a cannon - give them a little perspective on life.