Your Money: All change for landlords and tenants –

It’s safe to say that Covid-19 has done what no Government, legislation or public pressure has been able to do: bring in secure tenancies for renters and free up accommodation, especially in cities.

any landlords are reporting rent rolls are down as the market loosens up and prospective renters are finding available properties again. It may be temporary but it’s here for now.

Depending which side you’re on, this is a good, or a bad thing. As the emergency Covid-19 measures come to an end and new legislation in the form of the Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act comes into force, I’m looking at what’s changed and the rights, and responsibilities, of tenants and property owners.

What’s changed?

As one of the Covid-19 emergency measures, rents were frozen, as were evictions (terminations). Landlords could not instigate proceedings during the pandemic. This allowed tenants who had lost their job to remain

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