The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on May 31st 2019. There are a number of changes enacted and will come into effect at various dates over the next few months.
NOTICE OF TERMINATION OBLIGATIONS AND PROCEDURES
Effective from 4th June, the legislation provides for a number of changes such as:
EXEMPTIONS TO RENT PRESSURE ZONE MEASURES, RENT REVIEWS AND RENT SETTING PROVISIONS
Effective from 4th June, the following exemptions are effective.
Exemption 1 - a property must be new to the market, having not been let in the 2 years prior to the immediate tenancy commencement date.
Exemption 2 - A 'substantial change' in the nature of the accommodation has been defined as a permanent extension to the dwelling that increases the floor area.
Effective from 15th July, landlords who provide residential accommodation to students during academic term time will come under the remit of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB). Landlords and student tenants will now have access to the RTB’s dispute resolution service and will have certain rights and responsibilities