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Landlord and Tenant – Residential Tenancies (Amendment)Act 2019

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 was recently enacted and amends the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2016. The aim of the Act is to

(a) provide for powers to carry out investigations of landlords and impose administrative sanctions;

(b) to provide for offences in relation to non-compliance with rent increase restrictions in rent pressure zones;

(c) to increase the notice periods to be provided in the case of termination of a tenancy by a landlord;

(d) to provide for annual registration by landlords of tenancies and to amend the registration process;

(e) to provide for mandatory publication of determination orders by the Residential Tenancies Board;

(f) to provide that the letting of a house or part thereof for any period not exceeding 14 days in a rent pressure zone is a material change in the use of the house or part and for that purpose to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000

Commencement Orders will be enacted in respect of various provisions of the Act. The Act also provides for a number of ancillary matters which will be the subject of a separate post.

A link to the Act is provided here

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