KPMG Future Analytics have been commissioned to undertake research into the methods by which the sustainability and attractiveness of the rental sector might be improved in Ireland. A key objective of the project is to provide a robust evidence base to aid in supporting future decisions in relation to the sustainability of the rental sector by engaging with a range of stakeholders including those currently residing in each core housing tenure in Ireland (the private rental sector, social housing and home ownership), landlords/investors, relevant public officials and representatives from the social housing sector.
The project is particularly focused on the five cities of Ireland – Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. It will also examine four further towns (Athlone, Castlebar, Letterkenny and Dundalk) in order to further contextualise the research and provide insight into how the rental sector is performing across smaller settlements of varying size and functions.
In order to support the stakeholder engagement process, two online surveys have been developed as follows:
- Public Survey: Understanding key factors shaping the tenure decisions of households in Ireland
- This can be accessed here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rental_Public
- Landlord and Investor Survey: Understanding the key motivations and barriers to investing in rental property in Ireland
- This can be accessed here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rental_Landlord
If you are interested, please provide your views on or experiences of the rental sector in Ireland via the links above by 14th December 2020.