If you are renting from a private landlord or a housing association, your tenancy is covered by the residential tenancies legislation and you can acquire security of tenure under Part 4 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.
Several new provisions came into effect on 17 January 2017. They include:
- Extending the tenancy cycle for Part 4 tenancies from 4 years to 6 years
- Requiring a landlord to give reason when terminating a Further Part 4 tenancy in the first 6 months
They also include restrictions on the sale of 10 or more rented units in a development (the “Tyrrelstown amendments”).
We are currently updating the Renting a home documents on citizensinformation.ie with these recent changes.