Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad – TheJournal.ie

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie

THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES BILL has passed through the Seanad. 

The Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law. 

In April 2018, Murphy announced proposed new measures that would form part of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

Among the measures the new Bill will in is a planned law making it an offence for landlords with properties in Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs) to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

A detailed analysis of RPZs can be read here.

“It’s also going to give the [Residential Tenancies Board] independent powers to examine and enforce any breaches of those rent caps, which I think is necessary,” Murphy told reporters at an event in December.

Currently, a complaint needs to be made by

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