Dublin: The Irish city of Dublin has long been one of the world’s most desirable destinations for tourists, but the arrival of Airbnb is drawing increasing scrutiny from property owners.
The popular accommodation site is the result of the Dublin-based company’s growing popularity, but some property owners are worried about what it will do to the area’s rental market.
Airbnb is a digital rental platform, allowing people to book their own rooms and to use it as a platform to rent out their property.
The company offers a wide range of services for hosts, such as renting out apartments and houses for short periods.
It allows hosts to create profiles and share their personal details with their guests.
In the UK, Airbnb is still a niche service, although the company has been growing in popularity and is currently valued at more than $100 billion.
In Ireland, however, the company is considered an alternative to traditional rental properties, as it allows hosts and guests to rent accommodation directly from them.
Many Airbnb hosts in Dublin say they are now finding it harder to rent their homes to guests, and that it is increasingly difficult to find places to rent as an independent property.
In April, the Minister for the Economy, Tourism and the Gaeltacht, Seán Quinn, said he was worried that Airbnb would “further damage our rental market”.
This month, the minister warned that if the Irish Government does not take urgent action, “Ireland will be left behind”.
A new report commissioned by the Minister says the Dublin rental market could be at risk if the government does not address the issue.
The report is an update to the government’s review of the rental market in 2016.
It examines the rental sector in Dublin and compares it to that in other areas, including London, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The findings highlight that a “significant number of existing landlords are in the process of selling their properties and that this is not necessarily reflected in the data we have available on vacancy rates, rents, or house price growth”.
“This is a real concern to us,” said Dr Mark McBride, the co-author of the report.
The report was commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Dublin Renters Union. “
There is an urgent need for action from the government to address this.”
The report was commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Dublin Renters Union.
It was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and commissioned by a senior executive from the Irish Association of Property Managers.
In a statement, the association said it welcomed the report, but “has no confidence in the conclusions it draws”.
The report finds that a number of factors, such like low vacancy rates and the availability of new homes, are contributing to a rental vacancy rate of only 0.7%.
However, it does suggest that “a substantial number of properties in the Dublin sector are currently not available for rent”.
“The majority of new properties that have been built in Dublin are in this range, but there are significant shortages in vacant properties,” the report said.
Airbnb Ireland has confirmed it has “taken a number” of measures to address the rental vacancy problem in Dublin, including: • Providing the public with more information on vacancies, including a “quickstart guide” for potential hosts and their guests • Reducing the number of vacancies for short-term rentals, by encouraging hosts to sign up for short term stays • Providers of “short-term rental” services to host listings are being encouraged to ensure they are not being advertised on Airbnb as short-terms. “
A significant proportion of existing rental properties that do not require rental accommodation in the current economic climate are being rented out to people who are not renting.”
Airbnb Ireland has confirmed it has “taken a number” of measures to address the rental vacancy problem in Dublin, including: • Providing the public with more information on vacancies, including a “quickstart guide” for potential hosts and their guests • Reducing the number of vacancies for short-term rentals, by encouraging hosts to sign up for short term stays • Providers of “short-term rental” services to host listings are being encouraged to ensure they are not being advertised on Airbnb as short-terms.
This is to avoid a repeat of last year when Airbnb and other short-stay rental websites were accused of violating Irish anti-discrimination laws.
In February, Airbnb Ireland said it had removed listings on the platform from Dublin because it did not want to disrupt the rental housing market.
The move came after Dublin City Councillor Jim Brennan accused the company of being “anti-social”, and of being a “monopoly”.
Mr Brennan said he had written to Airbnb Ireland seeking information on the reasons why listings had been removed from the platform.
He also asked that Airbnb Ireland be required to pay Dublin City for its “failure to comply” with the local council’s code of conduct.
Airbnb Ireland confirmed it had taken “several steps to improve the platform” including: removing the Dublin listings that had been “banned for being unsuitable” • “minimising the risk of people renting out their properties without being paid” • and “improving the reporting of vacancies” to the Dublin city council.
The firm said it was now providing “clarity” to tenants and landlords about the situation and would continue to do so.
“As we have done with our other