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Private Rented Accommodation

 

Privately rented accommodation must be registered by the landlord with the Private Residential Tenancies Board and a registration fee paid. Each registration must be renewed after 4 years, but if the tenancy changes within that period a new registration fee applies. 

 

Under the terms of the Private Residential Tenancies Act 2004 landlords must:

 

  • allow the tenant to enjoy peaceful and exclusive occupation,
  • carry out repairs, subject to tenant liability for damage beyond normal wear and tear,
  • insure the dwelling, subject to the insurance being available at a reasonable cost,
  • provide a point of contact,
  • promptly refund deposits unless rent is owing or there is damage beyond normal wear and tear,
  • reimburse tenants for expenditure on repairs that were appropriate to the landlord,
  • enforce tenant obligations, 
  • not penalize tenants for making complaints or taking action to enforce their rights.

 

There are further provisions in the act in relation to terms of rent and security of tenure.

 

For further information visit www.PRTB.ie  

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