Landlords and tenants – recent changes

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 with these recent changes.

Read more on the Residential Tenancies Board’s website.