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Ireland: Covid-19: Temporary Tenancy Protection

04 May 2020


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Emergency measures to protect residential tenants from eviction and rent increases during the Covid-19 pandemic were introduced under the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid – 19) Act 2020 (the “Act”) (link to act here).

The emergency measures temporarily amend the existing residential tenancies legislation (governed by the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 “Residential Tenancies Act”) and will apply to all residential tenants and students in purpose built student accommodation for a period of three months from 30 March 2020 (the “Emergency Period”). The legislation provides that the Emergency Period may be extended if the pandemic continues beyond the three months and the legislation sets out the mechanism for that extension.

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