Despite rent controls and improvements in tenants rights, rents have continued to rise sharply. Often tenants vulnerabilities are exploited and people do not know where to turn.
Recently the RTB published new guidelines for landlords and tenants. These detailed guidelines explain what counts as “substantial change” to a rented property to allow a landlord to exceed the cap on rent increases in a Rent Pressure Zone. This cap (4% per year) can only be exceeded if significant changes have been made to the property.
Contact the Residential Tenancies Board at www.rtb.ie or (0818) 303037