Calls For Rent Pressure Zone To Be Extended To Clare

Fresh calls have been made for Clare to be declared a rent pressure zone.

It’s after 19 new zones have come into affect in 11 counties, which means it will be a criminal offence for a landlord in those areas to increase rent by more than 4 per cent a year.

Landlords who breach the rules in those areas could be fined up to 30,000 euro.

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Ennis Community Activist Dermot Hayes says people in this county are struggling to cover daily costs on account of soaring rents and he insists policy needs to change to protect their futures.