Landlord Query Of The Week: Short Term Letting

August 2019


I own a property that is not my principal private residence, I let this property out on weekly basis. The property is in a Rent Pressure Zone. What rules apply to me in this situation?


As this property is not your private principal residence and is in a Rent Pressure Zone, you will be affected by the new regulations in relation to short-term lettings.

A short-term letting is the letting of a house or apartment, or part of a house or apartment, for any period not exceeding 14 days.

You are required to obtain planning permission if you wish to let it for a short-term basis. Applications should be made to the local planning authority. It is unlikely that planning permission for short-term lettings will be granted in areas of high housing demand, where there is insufficient supply and lots of applications.

  • If your property is used for corporate or executive lets. For example, lettings provided for people coming to Ireland under employment contracts then it may be exempt from the planning regulations.

It is open to you, without planning permission, to rent the property on a long-term basis.

* take note of the date of publication of this piece. Information on this website may change with the passing of time and the law is constantly changing. Whilst we take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information, we cannot guarantee this. Clarification should always be sought.

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