The Anti Evictions Bill 2016 was published just before christmas. A full copy of the Bill is accessible here.
The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2014 by providing greater security of tenure by making all tenancies over two months what is called “Part 4 tenancies” and making :Part 4 tenancies” of indefinite duration.
The Bill will remove sale of property as a ground for terminating a tenancy and will provide for compensation where a tenancy is terminated on the ground that the dwelling is required by the landlord or a relative of the landlord for their own occupation.
In addition the Bill provides for extension of notice periods for new rents and for the termination of tenancies, and inclusion of receivers and lenders that have taken possession of properties in the definition of a landlord.