81% of rental properties inspected in 2018 below requirement


#1

Dept of Environment stats for all private rental accomodation inspections carried out from 2005-2013 can be viewed here

environ.ie/en/Publications/S … tatistics/

2nd link down shows the Excel doc. Then click ‘Enforcement of Reqmts-standards and rent’

2005:
Inspected Dwellings 6,815
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,048
% Fail: 30.1%

2005:
Inspected Dwellings 6,815
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,048
% Fail: 30.1%

2006:
Inspected Dwellings 8,364
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 1,697
% Fail: 20.3%

2007:
Inspected Dwellings 12,047
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,379
% Fail: 19.7%

2008:
Inspected Dwellings 14,880
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,854
% Fail: 19.2%

2009:
Inspected Dwellings 18,001
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 4,306
% Fail: 23.9%

2010:
Inspected Dwellings 18,698
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 4,706
% Fail: 25.2%

2011:
Inspected Dwellings 16,759
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 6,284
% Fail: 37.5%

2012:
Inspected Dwellings 16,055
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 7,348
% Fail: 45.8%

2013:
Inspected Dwellings 17,849
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 10,502
% Fail: 58.8%

Suprised none of the media picked up on this.

Dept may argue they target accom they know are potentially below target and this isn’t completely random.

C&AG did a report on rental accom standards in 2011. See pg 15
audgen.gov.ie/documents/annu … pter24.pdf

Edit 06/8/19: 2018 stats are out s0 updated title above


#2

How many of these are pre-63’s ?


#3

I suspect a fair whack. It went from 19% in 2008 to 46% in 2012

Impact of new regs on Pre 63s discussed here
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=42141


#4

in the past the vast majority of inspections of private rented dwellings were conducted on foot of complaints from tenants. This is no longer the case, particularly the big urban local authorities now conduct regular random inspections, but complaints still trigger a substantial minority which at least partially explains the very high non compliance rate.


#5

What happens if you fail?


#6

You get a period of grace to fix it. There are then follow up inspections. Prosecutions are then raised in the most serious cases


#7

Do not jump to conclusions! There is silly regulation in Ireland, I sourced my info from environ.ie/en/Publications/D … 422,en.pdf
and every property needs to have in kitchen:

if you rent studio that has less than 4 hobs or perhaps no grill you are an evil landlord

I know that some house owners live in such poor conditions that they have not this device

that is a bit more reasonable but not necessary always

They also claim that property must have:

and indeed most of properties I rented had shower with hot and cold water, but what I need is warm water.

So my theory is that most landlords get in trouble with not so important stuff.


#8

I never meant they are all failing for big stuff. But it is interesting to see such a high failure rate cross the board

They give the stats by city & county council too if anyone wants to see their local scores


#9

But guys the quality must be improving, I mean rental prices in Dublin are up over 10% :angry:


#10

Yup.
10% increase in upkeep spend. comin’ at ya rightaway.
Now, what is 10% of 0 again?


#11

2013 stats are out and insterted above.

58.8% of rental properties inspected in 2013 were below min requirements

Indo reporting it here
independent.ie/irish-news/ne … 63887.html


#12

i’d like to know what was the trigger for each inspection … are they totally random inspections from the PRTB database or just purely based upon complaints from the public?

i’d say the method of selection for inspections could have a lot to do with the results.


#13

There is some randomness but mainly they will be problem landlords and areas, as well as renter complaints.

This skews the figure higher, fair enough. But it is very high now compared to a few years ago.


#14

No penalty for a first offense per property AFAIK. Think they regard the cost of upgrading as penalty enough!


#15

Much like stealing from the bank, the logical strategy in Ireland is to wait until you’re caught and then remedy the situation.


#16

90pc of rentals ‘below standard’ in landlord blitz

20-Oct-14- The Herald


#17

I’ll update the top post shortly with latest figures…


#18

Dept of Environment stats for all private rental accommodation inspections carried out from 2005-2018 can be viewed here

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/statistics/house-building-and-private-rented/private-housing-market-statistics

Private rental inspections annually 2005 to 2018 (175.87 KB)

2005:
Inspected Dwellings 6,815
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,048
% Fail: 30.1%

2006:
Inspected Dwellings 8,364
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 1,697
% Fail: 20.3%

2007:
Inspected Dwellings 12,047
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,379
% Fail: 19.7%

2008:
Inspected Dwellings 14,880
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 2,854
% Fail: 19.2%

2009:
Inspected Dwellings 18,001
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 4,306
% Fail: 23.9%

2010:
Inspected Dwellings 18,698
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 4,706
% Fail: 25.2%

2011:
Inspected Dwellings 16,759
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 6,284
% Fail: 37.5%

2012:
Inspected Dwellings 16,055
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 7,348
% Fail: 45.8%

2013:
Inspected Dwellings 17,849
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 9,633
% Fail: 54.0%

2014:
Inspected Dwellings 14,538
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 7,550
% Fail: 51.9%

2015:
Inspected Dwellings 13,633
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 8,612
% Fail: 63.2%

2016:
Inspected Dwellings 13,392
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 10,194
% Fail: 76.1%

2017:
Inspected Dwellings 16,261
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 12,833
% Fail: 78.9%

2018:
Inspected Dwellings 25,184
Dwellings not meeting regulatory requirements: 20,414
% Fail: 81.1%