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Impressive-Eagle9493

Name one housing minister who has done anything remotely progressive or beneficial for the general public in the last 20 years......


Fun-Pea-1347

They’re doing more damage than good


Art_1980

Some greed in this country.


Fun-Pea-1347

You can sing that again


deatach

SOME GREEED IN THIS CUNTRAAY


[deleted]

Could be argued that the landlord is also struggling and increased cost to cover his own bills. Probably not tho


ConfusedIrishNoises

Owning a house isn’t a job


Bucookie123

If they have a spare house to rent out, I assure you they’re not struggling.


ImpovingTaylorist

A lot of one property owner landlords are not their by choice.


achasanai

If you're an accidental landlord - and it's really an accident - would you not sell?


Septic-Sponge

'accidental', landlords can adjust get a job the very same as their tenants


ImpovingTaylorist

Omg... why didn't they think of that. https://businessplus.ie/news/landlords-leaving-the-market/


Future-Cry6587

Honestly don’t agree white the price but that’s far from a kip


Future-Cry6587

Ah if their not willing to put the rent towards maintaining they can fuck off. I saw some really pricey ones over lockdown 4 penned by the same lady. Pushed me off every time I met her at a new house. But she was lively and maintained her properties. She had set each house at different rates (to do with the age and area, bedroom type whatever) but each house was set up so the tenant had their own bathroom big enough sleeping areas (most bedrooms were big) and it just honestly made me admire the decency after renting in this country for 12 years. And in no way am I best housemate 😅


Fun-Pea-1347

When It was viewed it looked terrible kitchen is the only decent place the bedrooms were shocking


NoAppointment6494

Doesn't look like a kip to me but definitely too expensive.


Fun-Pea-1347

It was viewed very different to pics in real life


CSRequiem

What the actual fuck is going on here!


wildswan2020

Clearly the cyclist falt..


CSRequiem

Always the cyclist's fault.


Fun-Pea-1347

What do u mean ??


CSRequiem

I meant in relation to the rent of the accomodation you posted.


Fun-Pea-1347

Exactly country is gone to the dogs


russiantotheshop

capitalism


Radiant_Assistant_49

Pur and utter greed that's all


Fun-Pea-1347

You can sing that again absolute cheek of them to be preying on poor students who are already struggling enough with this housing crisis


ImpovingTaylorist

They do not owe you anything.


[deleted]

Is there a number?


Fun-Pea-1347

Number to call ??


[deleted]

Yes


Fun-Pea-1347

No but an email ya want it?


no_homo334

Kitchen looks decent if im honest


Fun-Pea-1347

Not in real life


Tichaelito

Friend of mine used to live in that house and it's far from a kip. Much nicer than most of the places I was as a student. Kitchen and main bathroom were nice and a proper sitting room. Though they have raised the rent 200 euro per room since 2019/2020. Insane money but they'll probably get desperate tenants who are happy to pay it.


dfla01

I’m trying to find a place in Galway for work since I start on Monday, and the earliest bus possible from connemara runs late usually because of traffic every morning, so seeing these prices on daft just hurt my soul. Literally the only option I’ve got is staying in a hostel during the week. It’s depressing


pope6681

And we complained about the English landlords when they ran things? Irish landlords are just as greedy and harsh


valthechef

That's bullshit dude.. landlord is a greedy


Future-Cry6587

Also it’s a serious annoyance but I found as a student landlords usually think parents are paying. Still absolutely shit. Especially when I was paying my way through college and fortunate to be living off grants. But I always found cheaper gafs when I looked outside of student lettings


Wooden_Gas1064

One guy had a great offer of 1,250 p/month and have to pay three months in advance for a house with a family with 2 kids. Worst thing is that the offer came from someone i talked to regularly.


Greeneyes-

Someone’s gotta pay for the new Range Rover


DR_Madhattan_

Careful, Mods don't like these posts. One wonder's why 🤔


ohhidoggo

I don’t quite catch your drift. Actually wondering what you mean!


0e0e3e0e0a3a2a

That user was posting about 3 of these a week and the mods eventually told him to cut it out Funnily enough his last post broke the rules of the sub (posting a registration plate violates rule 3) and the mods have allowed it but that doesn't seem to have made him any less salty about the whole thing Edit: As for the "One wonder's why 🤔" bit he always does that. He blamed the housing crisis on sex workers before and then claimed everyone who disagreed with him was only doing so because they rely on sex workers to get the ride. Just one of those kinds of people. Edit 2: "oh look someone criticised me talking about mods, must be a mod" literally the exact thing i said you do. Nobody ever has a valid reason to disagree with you it's always an evil conspiracy. Cheers for the block, will save me seeing your braindead shite, do me a favour and block me on the alt accounts you have too that all type how you type and post on your shite sub


DR_Madhattan_

Oooh. Wannabe mod here 😂..or I have a stalker 😬


DR_Madhattan_

Shut down these posts and pm you. Along the lines, nobody's interested in these posts, so it's deleted.....ya right, keep posting folks


Fun-Pea-1347

Hmm really suspicious 🤨


[deleted]

Not even a poxy headboard


gadarnol

Did you know that back in the day Galway city was one of the most staunchly pro ascendancy towns in 1916? Who’d have thought.


Mammoth_Lab4

I'd rather be in Los Angeles or New York


areuforreal123

What’s the problem really? Don’t like don’t rent it, quit being a moaning bag.


Fun-Pea-1347

Is this the landlord ?? 🤣


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areuforreal123

The amount of losers living with parents and blaming the government for their own failure is incredible, go put your name down the house list bud, one day you get one hopefully


Inner-Variety744

Exactly..they think they should be able to rent an apartment that they've seen on Friends for a couple of hundred a month so they can smoke Old Holborn and drink Fosters and post in Reddit about how unfair everything is.


dfla01

How does that landlord boot taste?


Speedodoyle

Are you for real


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areuforreal123

Do you work for free???


Flaky_Zombie_6085

From the two photos the house certainly is neither a kip or a dump.


smietanaaa

too expensive alright but it does look clean tho, far away from a kip


bdiek

What!? I've actually visited that property two weeks ago. We were suposed to be 2 couples (in double rooms) me (the other double) and a guy for the single. The lady said she will tell us something but she never came back with any news


AeroCobbler

A massive problem here is that ~€1,750 of that €3,500 is going to the government in income tax, PRSI, USC & property tax if the owner is an individual rather than a company The amount of tax the government takes from rent is bananas


AdDisastrous9622

That’s been the case for over 10 years now so thats no excuse for taking advantage of students now. The real value is in the asset (house) that is going up in value by 10s of thousands every years. Any return from the rent is just a bonus.


AeroCobbler

However long the tax regime has been in place - it’s important to note that it isn’t as simple as a house owner “charging” €3,500 a month for the house - (if the owner is an individual rather than a limited company) the government are also “charging” 40% of the profit from that €3,500 in income tax, 4% of it in PRSI, 8% of it in USC, property tax on top of all that… well over 50% which is just nuts (or not nuts depending on your point of view, some would argue it’s a valuable benefit to society in terms of money for hospitals, schools, universities, etc) If the owner bought the house in 2007 for example, selling values are only now, 15 years later reaching what purchase prices were - it isn’t as straight forward as buy house = tens of thousands of profit a year, every year, indefinitely Also remember any appreciation in the value of the house they may have experienced is also going to the government first in the event of a sale - 30% capital gains tax makes selling properties that have appreciated unattractive to owners, further restricting supply Interest rates on debt are now starting to increase from decades of historic lows - that is probably not going to make mortgage repayments cheaper


AdDisastrous9622

Look it’s a system that favours the wealthy and should be taxed as such. I’d love to see an actual figures looking into ownership of buy to lets. Lots of people sold after the crash because they had to and Cash buyers snapped up bargains. Banks have not been lending for buy to let’s since the crash, rates were over 6%, needed 30% deposit and needed to show repayment capacity outside of rental income and there was a general reluctance for the general public to get into property anyway. Most landlords do not have mortgages so that is a myth being put out there. I acknowledge people got burnt by buying before the crash and there isn’t a massive return annually for most but landlords aren’t badly off (their personal wealth is growing) Personal I don’t think mom and pop landlords should be encouraged, they compete with PDH buyers and it’s open to abuse. I’m not for forcing landlords out but I don’t think it should be too attractive. As someone who rented in Dublin for years I found professional corporate landlords much better to deal with than individuals. We are in a housing crisis, I get your point that the tax is very high but in my opinion now is not the time to change that.


AeroCobbler

Institutions will always get their pound of flesh before individuals though - government, bank, and university will all get paid before an individual home owner As well as the massive tax burden on Rent the government deducts - surely another big part of the problem for students seeking accommodation must be the sheer volume of students now - how much have university admission numbers increased over the last 10,15, 20 years? There must be literally hundreds of new "degrees" that have gradually popped up out there, with very questionable (if existent) job prospects designed to entice more & more students into third level education - universities make *a lot* of money from students and are incentivised to maximise student volumes... When you combine that increase in supply of students/demand for accommodation with penal taxation systems that reduce supply of accommodation you have a big problem In a situation where the owner has zero mortgage on that €3,500 a month house (that surely won't be the majority situation, but even still), the income is then pretty much 100% profit and therefore 100% taxable which as we said earlier means the property is generating €1,800+ per month for the Irish revenue authority (hospitals, doctors, nurses, garda, schools, teachers, universities, civil servants, etc) and maybe €1,700 for the owner €1,700 obviously isn't to be sniffed at - but it's a theoretical 0% mortgage scenario we've speculated at for a start - and is still a very different set of optics to €3,500 going into the owners pocket each month... nearly €2,000 different... And it just doesn't attract the same energy as the almost €2k per month the owner would be paying in tax to the government, the killing the University will be making off each registered student head, the interest the banks will take on each & every mortgage etc. etc


LK-1234-

Doesn’t make it right but it looks like it’s €3500 for the entire house? €875 per room. Which sounds about right these days.


Ok_Display_8797

That's 200e over the current galway standard if not more


LK-1234-

Still not the €3500 per room which was the original statement. I’m not agreeing with it, we are in the middle of a housing crisis. It’s a complete rip off.


Old_Operation_5116

Don’t rent it then… it’ll probably be on the market for months if not indefinitely if it’s over priced


koolks1

I hate when people judge landlords for this shit. Landlords are just playing the game. If you think that if it was your tenancy you'd be a good little angel and look out for the people, you're fucking delusional. Yeah it's overpriced, but the landlords gonna get a good touch for this property and they know it. That defines what the property is worth as far as the landlord is concerned. Have some perspective.