Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect


Are there any tax implications of hosting students on an ongoing basis?


The Rent a room disregard rate is fairly generous. You’d want to be having two or more students 48 weeks of the year at the usual going rate (which is between €150-€190 per week incl breakfast and evening meal) for the revenue to take interest. I’d have one neighbour who exceeds that income threshold but I would say it’s pretty rare and the costs of chasing such cases is probably not worth it to the authorities.

Would you like to share your home with a revolving door of disparate teenagers for that length of time? I personally don’t know how she does it other than it must be a necessity given her personal circumstances.

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With Short-Term Lets as Neighbours, It’s “like Ibiza here”, Resident Says


Crowdfund to rent out those airbnb sh*tholes and then make them uninhabitable. Direct action is the only thing that works when you can’t rely on laws - That guy in the story put in so much work and the council did nothing.


I’m so glad they did.
Found a discrepancy in the other half’s P60 and the revenue owe us.


What does HAP and rent income supplement do to rents. I have not done the advantages and disadvantages of this, it seems to put low paid full time workers at a disadvantage if they can’t get a supplement. Regarding the Airbnb business, this is a relatively labour intensive business to run, all the waiting around and cleaning up and waiting. Then you have to pay household charges, water, waste, heating, esb,insurance and a premium of 15 per cent fees to Airbnb, nothing very much left. We need everything to solve the housing people shortage. Everything.

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How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong [paywalled]

The Gig Economy Is a Big Nothingburger

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Is this the commercialisation of everything via the gig economy or is it the generation who grew up with smartphones and saw everything including hard core porn from a young age? or a combination?


Just in Dublin on a single one of those sites there are over 2,000 women, mainly in their 20s and even late teens offering themselves as prostitutes (sorry “sugar babies.”) Most of them include pictures of their faces. When you count the numbers engaged in other forms of sex work, it’s a pretty shocking figure for a city with this size of population in a supposedly wealthy “progressive” country.


It has been widely reported than young people are less promiscuous than previous generations.

The more likely explanation is that they really need the money.


It’s not unknown for sites to create fake profiles to bump their stats.


if thats the case then the examples in the rental market in sydney and other places in Australia is alarming - i.e bed sharing!!


That’s appalling.
What website are you looking at (you know, for science) ?


Wha’ like, like Andrew Broad like?


Today Airbnb, has 9,530 listings for Dublin.

4,896 (51.4%)
entire home/apartments

4,458 (46.8%)
private rooms

176 (1.8%)
shared rooms

Airbnb hosts can list entire homes/apartments, private or shared rooms.

Depending on the room type, availability, and activity, an airbnb listing could be more like a hotel, disruptive for neighbours, taking away housing, and illegal.


If even 20% of the 4896 number make it back onto the rental market then it will provide a huge amount of competition out there. I wonder how many of the 4896 are continuously on the market as maybe some people just dipped their toe in the Airbnb market and withdrew from it (e.g. listed their place (PPR) while taking 2 weeks elsewhere)



Finally got the comparative London figure: 77,096


How will a once off addition 1000 apartments to the stock solve anything long term, it’s just a blip in supply?

If all 5000 switched from airbnb to long term rental in a short time space like 3 months then it would have a significant once off impact.