Rent controls are set to be introduced in Ireland, with the move due to be agreed by the Irish cabinet tomorrow.
It is understood that landlords would only be able to increase rents every two years.
Weekly rental rates in Australian capital cities were unchanged in September but in the last three months have risen at their slowest annual pace ever.
Indeed, the latest CoreLogic RP data report shows that the annual pace of rental growth across all capital cities is at a new record low of 0.5% in the year to September.
Ireland plans to bring in legislation linking residential rents to the rate of inflation, in a bid to curb soaring rental costs, the Sunday Times reported.
Ireland's housing shortage has become a major political issue ahead of elections due in the next six months.
Law aims to prevent landlords from raising rents for new tenants to more than 10% above local average, but there are no penalties if a landlord is caught
The Deregulation Bill, under which the government is introducing what is effectively a ban on so-called revenge evictions, will be debated in full by the Lords on Wednesday of this week before returning to the Commons for its final reading.
Authorities in Paris are taking drastic measures to control holiday lets because of concerns about the impact on the residential property market.
Under French law, you can rent out your primary residence to holiday-makers for short periods.
However, City Hall in Paris believes that as many as two-thirds of properties being rented on very short lets are not primary residences.
The Airbnb internet phenomenon is a boon for tourists, who find accommodation in popular destinations at a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
But in some cities the explosion of holiday lets is beginning to cause serious concern.
In what seems like an eternity ago now, way back in July 2014, the Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather brought forward her Private Member’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill.
The bill aimed at protecting tenants from retaliatory evictions was greatly anticipated and welcomed by the general public, MPs and the majority of letting agents. It also (rather unusually for a Private Member’s Bill) showed great promise of being granted Royal Assent to become law, due to the significant level of cross-party support it received.
A landmark ruling could have implications for letting agents and landlords in connection with the behaviour of tenants.
A noise abatement notice was issued by Poole Council in Dorset to letting agent Michele King on April 1 this year.
She appealed it but this week lost her case.
The authority acted after a string of complaints about a property which was managed by her business, Deluxe Holiday Homes.
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