Well here is how unfortunately it tends to go...far from tenants bullying landlords, it is the other way around. Long story short: landlord does not fix stuff (e.g. toilet broken for 6 months, refuses to fix a latch on outside door saying we should just leave it open). I patiently wait, eventually it gets fixed, then he accuses me of not following up on something (because he forgot he said he'd do it) I bring this up and he gets annoyed, says that it is not his responsibility to fix stuff, shows lease agreement saying that (in spite of act) and gives notice of increase in rent to E1400 from E1200 (up 15%). This is for a 2 bed bungalow Dublin 12 (border with D6W) barely up to a livable standard. Who is bullying?! You'll say well just move then but moving costs money and stress, a lot of landlords don't allow pets. Now with no regularization regarding maximum rent rates how can one prove an ever changing market rate? People's homes should not be a 'profitable business', having a roof over a head is a basic human need and profiting and/or taking advantage of this is simply wrong and people should be protected. By the way any suggestions welcome.