Podcast: Fighting for housing rights in Ireland
Dublin has the most severe housing crisis in Europe
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray spoke to North Dublin Bay Community Crisis housing activist Aisling Heddermann about the housing crisis in Dublin and Ireland and how the housing movement there is trying to fight for housing rights. Dublin has the least affordable housing of any city in Europe, with rents over 50 per cent of income. Ben and Aisling discussed:
0.50: The nature of the housing and homelessness crisis in Dublin and Ireland, and why it is so severe.
Living Rent demand Edinburgh letting agency drop ‘outrageous’ £60 fee on all deposit claims
The tenants’ union claims that DRM Residential charge a ‘Post Tenancy Work Fee’ on top of all deductions made from deposits
LIVING RENT, Scotland’s tenants’ union, has demanded that an Edinburgh letting agency drop a mandatory fee of £60, which is charged to all tenants if there are any claims at all on the deposit at the end of their tenancy.