New plan could see rents paid by tenants listed online – Irish Times

The level of rent paid by tenants in specific areas across the State could be published online as part of a new rental register, according to a proposal to be considered by the Cabinet on Tuesday.

The plan for so-called “rent transparency” from Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy would see the average rent paid in certain areas detailed by the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).

The RTB holds records of the level of rent paid by all tenants, and sources said the information published would be based on this data.

Any new register will not, however, lay out the exact level of rent paid for individual properties, but will instead give a guide to the average rent levels in certain areas.

The move towards rent transparency is one of a number of measures in the general scheme of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill, which is aimed at strengthening tenants’ rights.


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