Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws – TheJournal.ie

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TDS HAVE TABLED a number of amendments to the new legislation which aims to overhaul the rental sector and give more rights to tenants.

The Residential Tenancies Act has been a long time coming, with Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy promising that it will fundamentally change the rental market in Ireland.

It aims to do this by giving the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) the powers to carry out investigations and impose sanctions on landlords, as well as setting the rules for rent pressure zones (with additional zones added just recently).

The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb.

The proposed new law is to be discussed and scrutinised in committee today, with a number of opposition TDs putting down their own amendments to

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