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Tenants In Rent Pressure Zones, Which Include All Of Co. Kildare, Could Be Facing Hikes From July.

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Pandemic rent freeze due to expire in 6 weeks' time.

Tenants living in rent pressure zones, including all of Co. Kildare,  could be facing a price increase of 8 percent from the 13th of July.

The government introduced a rent freeze last year due to the pandemic, but it's due to lift in July, meaning landlords can increase the rent for this year and last year.

There are around 12,000 households in Kildare living in privately rented accommodation and more than 326,493, nationwide.

There are now calls on the government to re-impose a full freeze on rents and a complete ban on evictions until the end of the pandemic.

People Before Profit TD, Paul Murphy says an 8 percent hike in rent is too high

Deputy Murphy says rent is already very expensive for a lot of people:

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien says he'll be looking to introduce new rent protection systems in Autumn:


CEO of SpunOut.ie Ian Power has called on the government to extend the measures, as they will have a huge impact on young people:

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