Multiple areas across Galway county are designated as rent pressure zones as of today.
In total 19 new rent pressure zones have been created in 11 counties including Athenry/Oranmore and Gort/Kinvara, which came into effect today.
Within a rent pressure zone landlords are capped at being able to raise rents by a maximum of 4% per year for new and existing tenancies.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy designated the new Rent Pressure Zones after the Residential Tenancies Board conformed that they met the eligibility criteria.
RTB Director Rosalind Carroll added;“It is really important that landlords and tenants go to www.rtb.ie where they can check if their rental home is in a Rent Pressure Zone and what rent can be charged.”
This changes comes as the RTB released it Quarterly Rent Index Report for the first three months of 2019.
The average standardised rent in Galway city was €1,093 in the first three months
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