Landlords can impose 8% rent increase on some tenants in Rent Pressure Zones as freeze ends –

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CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised as its been confirmed that landlords will be able to impose rent increases of up to 8% on some tenants as the Covid-19 rent freeze comes to an end.

Measures that provided for a temporary ban on evictions and a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic in Ireland. Current measures are set to end in July.

It has been confirmed that where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in a Rent Pressure Zone, a total increase of 8% can apply.

Paul Murphy raised the issue in the Dáil yesterday and questioned why landlords are “being allowed to apply a rent increase from last year and effectively

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