There may be some relief on the way for renters in west Wicklow as the Baltinglass Local Electoral Area has been added to the list of Rent Pressure Zones.
The move means that all of County Wicklow is now a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ), according to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).
Baltinglass Local Electoral Area was one of four LEAs which were added to the national list by the RTB this week. As a result, rents in the west Wicklow area cannot be increased by more than four per cent per year. This restriction applies to new and existing tenancies though exceptions can be applied.
Fianna Fail councillor Patsy Glennon said he was ‘surprised’ that all of west Wicklow had been declared an RPZ.
‘I know that particularly in Blessington, property prices are higher, possibly due to access to Dublin Bus routes,’ he said.
Cllr Glennon said he is aware
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