Improving Security for Renters

Posted April 17th, 2019

Recently I brought forward proposals to change the laws around renting to improve tenant protections and provide greater housing security; Cabinet approved the proposals and they have started being debated in the Oireachtas.

These reforms are the most significant rental sector reforms in a number of years. They will bring greater affordability and security for people who are renting. Not only are we now extending rent controls out to the end of 2021, we are also changing the criteria to capture more areas experiencing high rent inflation, and closing down avenues that allowed some landlords to escape rent controls.

In addition, we are strengthening security of tenure provisions for tenants, and also extending notice to quit periods. This will help those in housing insecurity while also giving more time for people to find new accommodation where necessary.

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