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"He is nothing but a squatter" says homeowner forced to give tenant cheap rent for life because of obscure law from 1925

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"He is nothing but a squatter" says homeowner forced to give tenant cheap rent for life because of obscure law from 1925

- A homeowner forced to give a tenant cheap rent for life due to a little-known law from 1925 says he is "nothing but a squatter living in my house". David Harding, 58, has hit out saying they have "nowhere to turn" after an attempt to turf out a tenant backfired because of 92-year-old laws. He says he is warning other people thinking of entering into a similar agreement, calling the situation "ludicrous"
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Mortgage holders here pay €250 more than EU average each month - Independent.ie

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Mortgage holders here pay €250 more than EU average each month - Independent.ie

- It stands at almost twice that of the eurozone average, according to the information from the Central Bank. The number of new mortgages in June amounted to €562m, bringing new mortgage deals to €5.6bn in the previous 12 months. That compares with new mortgage agreements of €4.5bn in the 12 months to June 2016. The weighted average interest rate on new variable rate mortgage agreements, excluding restructured mortgages, stood at 3
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Where to buy a home in the UK to survive a nuclear attack is revealed by estate agents in bizarre guide

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Where to buy a home in the UK to survive a nuclear attack is revealed by estate agents in bizarre guide

- AN estate agent has issued a bizarre guide to the best places to buy a house if you want to survive a nuclear attack on the UK.
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The most-viewed rental properties on Daft.ie (and they're not all in Dublin)

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The most-viewed rental properties on Daft.ie (and they're not all in Dublin)

- One two-bedroom apartment in Donabate clocked up over 12,000 views in the first two days on the website, while another one-bedroom apartment in Tallaght was viewed over 14,000 times in in its first three days on the site. The rental property with the most views on the ad website was a two-bed apartment in Drumcondra which was uploaded to the website three weeks ago
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Families priced out of property market as a third of income needed for mortgage

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Families priced out of property market as a third of income needed for mortgage

- A study on affordability in the property market nationwide today reveals how the dire shortage of homes is having a significant knock-on effect on affordability for first-time buyers. It is now more than two years since the Central Bank introduced new loan restrictions, in order to try to bring certainty to the market. However, the EBS DKM Irish Housing Affordability Index notes that "in that time a definite deterioration in affordability has become apparent across all regions of the State"
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Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage - but couldn't find a home to buy

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Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage - but couldn't find a home to buy

- Banking and Payments Federation figures show that more than 8,000 people were approved for a mortgage than actually drew one down in the year to June. Both approvals and draw-down numbers continue to rise. In the last year more than 35,000 potential buyers were approved for a mortgage. However, over the same period the number actually drawing down a mortgage was just over 27,000
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Gap emerges between numbers approved for mortgage and those drawing one down

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Gap emerges between numbers approved for mortgage and those drawing one down

- Banking and Payments Federation figures show that more than 8,000 people were approved for a mortgage than actually drew one down in the year to June. Both approvals and drawdown numbers continue to rise. In the last year more than 35,000 potential buyers were approved for a mortgage. However, over the same period the number actually drawing down a mortgage were just over 27,000
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Property prices across Ireland shot up by almost €24,000 last year

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Property prices across Ireland shot up by almost €24,000 last year

- Dublin property prices shot up by €40,000 last year. The national average house price for the year was €250,188, an increase of €23,739 since last year, according to GeoDirectory, a database based on information from An Post delivery staff working with Ordnance Survey Ireland. When Dublin is removed from the figures, the national average property price falls to €175,782. The average residential property price in Dublin now stands at €404,911
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Letting agent is appalled after discovering infestation of FLIES in filthy house

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Letting agent is appalled after discovering infestation of FLIES in filthy house

- VIEWERS have slammed a tenant who splashed out a fortune on takeaways and left the remains to rot inside her home. As part of Channel 4’s Britain’s Benefit Tenants, letting agent Aimee gets a shock when she investigates a bad smell and high volumes of bluebottles at one of her properties in Leeds. The tenant had stopped communicating after living in the property for a year and had previously always been known to pay their rent on time – but Aimee was called to the home after neighbours complained about a horrific smell
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Set up by a new dad during the recession in a back room, property firm urbanbubble is built on determination

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Set up by a new dad during the recession in a back room, property firm urbanbubble is built on determination

- It was sheer frustration that led Michael Howard to set up his residential property management business, urbanbubble. And it was his drive, determination and a sense of purpose that has led him to make the company a resounding success. The idea Howard, a former Centrica programme manager, had taken voluntary redundancy from his job designing customer service solutions, when he hit upon the idea for urbanbubble in 2007
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Buy to let mortgages and investment properties are on the rise

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Buy to let mortgages and investment properties are on the rise

- Expat Mortgages are experienced independent mortgage advisors with specialists in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, specialising in helping expats navigate homebuying in the Netherlands. Expat Mortgages is introducing a new brand, , to help customers who are looking for investment property. For a number of years, banks no longer offered buy-to-let mortgages in the Netherlands. In 2015, this trend finally reversed and mortgage advisors are seeing a growing demand for a so-called investment property
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Edgware Road fire – Thick black smoke at shop and residential building near Marble Arch as six fire engines are called to the blaze

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Edgware Road fire – Thick black smoke at shop and residential building near Marble Arch as six fire engines are called to the blaze

- Firefighters are battling a blaze in a six-storey block in central London, with pictures showing a huge plume of black smoke rising from the building. Six crews are battling the fire in Edgware Road, close to tourist hotspot Marble Arch, which is believed to have started in ventilation between the ground and first floors. London Fire Brigade were called at 10
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Peek inside upscale apartment in the Jameson mansion home on the market for under €1m

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Peek inside upscale apartment in the Jameson mansion home on the market for under €1m

- Sutton House, formerly the heart of an international whiskey empire, was one of Ireland's most extravagant private residences. The 40-room mansion was constructed as the Dublin seaside retreat of the Jameson distilling family, who were otherwise based at Fitzwilliam Square.
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State risks 'wasting €800m' on rental help

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State risks 'wasting €800m' on rental help

- Maynooth University (NUIM) has found that the cost of paying for 87,000 private rental units would be €24bn more over the next 30 years - or €800m a year - than if the homes had been built and run by local authorities. The average Housing Assistant Payment (HAP) rent comes at a cost of €1,244 a month in comparison to the €800 a month cost of funding a local authority home
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Homeowners in south Dublin are being 'disproportionately hit' by property tax - TD

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Homeowners in south Dublin are being 'disproportionately hit' by property tax - TD

- The new chairperson of the Oireachtas Budget Committee has reignited the debate on property tax, claiming that homeowners in south Co Dublin are being "disproportionately hit".
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WATCH: Take a tour of Ireland's most luxurious resort Carton House - for sale at €60m

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WATCH: Take a tour of Ireland's most luxurious resort Carton House - for sale at €60m

- In more recent times and prior to the crash of 2008, the Kildare hotel and more specifically its impressive golf club made a name for itself as the destination of choice for Ireland’s business elite. Among those who took out memberships over the years are Riverdeep founder Barry O’Callaghan, former supermarket supremo turned gym tycoon Ben Dunne, Tullow Oil founder and non-executive chairman Aidan Heavey, former KPMG managing partner and current chairman of Enterprise Ireland Terence O’Rourke, and the leading estate agent Arthur French
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'It's mad' - Family who spend 60pc of income on rent in Dublin moving to Donegal

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'It's mad' - Family who spend 60pc of income on rent in Dublin moving to Donegal

- One Dublin family who are forking out 60pc of their income on renting a two-bed home for five are moving to Donegal to escape huge rents and seek a better quality of life.
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  • "He is nothing but a squatter" says homeowner forced to give tenant cheap rent for life because of obscure law from 1925
    "He is nothing but a squatter" says homeowner forced to give tenant cheap rent for life because of obscure law from 1925

    , mirror.co.uk

    A homeowner forced to give a tenant cheap rent for life due to a little-known law from 1925 says he is "nothing but a squatter living in my house". David Harding, 58, has hit out saying they have "nowhere to turn" after an attempt to turf out a tenant backfired because of 92-year-old laws. He says he is warning other people thinking of entering into a similar agreement, calling the situation "ludicrous"
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  • Buy to let mortgages and investment properties are on the rise
    Buy to let mortgages and investment properties are on the rise

    , iamexpat.nl

    Expat Mortgages are experienced independent mortgage advisors with specialists in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, specialising in helping expats navigate homebuying in the Netherlands. Expat Mortgages is introducing a new brand, , to help customers who are looking for investment property. For a number of years, banks no longer offered buy-to-let mortgages in the Netherlands. In 2015, this trend finally reversed and mortgage advisors are seeing a growing demand for a so-called investment property
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  • Would-be tenants seek to live in cars on driveways to beat Auckland rents
    Would-be tenants seek to live in cars on driveways to beat Auckland rents

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Auckland's rent crisis is forcing would-be tenants to seek driveways and front yards as dwelling options. One man put a notice board ad at Pac'n Save Albany seeking "a driveway for a man and his car". The 2015 British comedy-drama tells of a story of Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman, who lived in a dilapidated van on a driveway of a man's house in London for 15 years. The unemployed
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  • Average US mortgage rates move little; near historic lows
    Average US mortgage rates move little; near historic lows

    , ktuu.com

    WASHINGTON Long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved little this week, remaining near historically low levels in the wake of financial disarray in Europe. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked up to 3.42 percent from 3.41 percent last week, staying close to its all-time low of 3.31 percent in November 2012. The average rate is down sharply from 4.09 percent a year ago. The
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  • Move to improve property standards ‘will put rents up’
    Move to improve property standards ‘will put rents up’

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    INCREASED red tape to ensure rental properties meet minimum standards will result in rent rises and deter private investors from entering the market, the president of the Jersey Landlords’ Association has said. Last week, Environment Minister Steve Luce announced proposals to create an accredited landlords’ register in an effort to improve rental standards, with property owners to be charged for licences
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  • 'My landlord is making my life hell' - Pensioner (77) says landlord threatened to kick her out after she refused rent increase
    'My landlord is making my life hell' - Pensioner (77) says landlord threatened to kick her out after she refused rent increase

    , independent.ie

    A pensioner claims her landlord is making her life "a living hell" as he threatened to increase her rent, kick her out and failed to maintain the upkeep of the house. Share 'My landlord is making my life hell' - Pensioner (77) says landlord threatened to kick her out after she refused rent increase A pensioner claims her landlord is making her life "a living hell" as he threatened
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  • Move to improve property standards ‘will put rents up’
    Move to improve property standards ‘will put rents up’

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    INCREASED red tape to ensure rental properties meet minimum standards will result in rent rises and deter private investors from entering the market, the president of the Jersey Landlords’ Association has said. Last week, Environment Minister Steve Luce announced proposals to create an accredited landlords’ register in an effort to improve rental standards, with property owners to be charged for licences
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