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Landlord Query Of The Week: Substantial Refurbishment / Rent Increase

Question My rental property is in a Rent Pressure Zone. I served a valid notice of termination on the grounds of substantial refurbishment in January 2019, the tenants vacated the property on the 1st of April 2019 and works commenced on my property on the 9th of April 2019.  I would like to increase the rent to market rent once the works have been completed. As works are still ongoing, do I have to adhere to the new legislation brought in with the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2019? Response Refurbishment/Change works that commenced on or after 4th June 2019, must
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Categories: Landlord Query of the Week, Rent Increases, Substantial Refurbishment Rules, and Uncategorized.

More Legislation For Landlords – Passed

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2018 was passed in the Seanad  on Tuesday night. The new definition for substantial refurbishment will make it difficult if not impossible to change the rent after a substantial refurbishment. There is also no stop on the penalties that will be introduced for late registration when annual registration is introduced. The Bill is expected to be signed by the President by the end of this week. Not all of the legislation will be commenced immediately but the expectation is the following will be commenced early June:- Increased timelines for termination Changes to the
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