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The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (“The Act”) was signed into law earlier this year and has introduced a number of significant changes to the existing regulation of residential tenancies in Ireland. Introduced with the aim of conferring greater security of tenure on tenants, the Act imposes a number of new obligations with which landlords should familiarise themselves. This article highlights some of the key changes introduced by the Act:
A. Termination of Tenancies Changes to Grounds on which Landlord may serve Notice of Termination.
Effective from 4 June 2019, the Act has brought about changes to a number of the grounds on which a landlord may to look to rely in order to terminate a tenancy:
(i) Landlord or family member living in the property
Prior to the Act coming into force, if a