Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019


Number 14 of 2019


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 2019

REVISED

Updated to 15 July 2019


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019), enacted 11 July 2019, and all statutory instruments up to and including Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 355 of 2019), made 12 July 2019, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 14 of 2019


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 2019

REVISED

Updated to 15 July 2019


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2019 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019), s. 28(4)). The Acts in this group are:

Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (27/2004)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2009 (2/2009)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009), s. 100

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), other than s. 1(3) and ss. 15, 85 and 87

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), s. 1(2)(b), part 3 and sch.

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (14/2019), other than s. 38

Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019), ss. 25, 26

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019)

All Acts up to and including Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019), enacted 11 July 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 354 of 2019)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 286 of 2019)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 236 of 2019)

All statutory instruments up to and including Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 355 of 2019), made 12 July 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 14 of 2019


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 2019

REVISED

Updated to 15 July 2019


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1. Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement

2. Definitions

PART 2

Amendment of Residential Tenancies Act 2004

3. Amendment of section 3 of Act of 2004

4. Amendment of section 3A of Act of 2004

5. Amendment of section 4 of Act of 2004

6. Amendment of section 19 of Act of 2004

7. Amendment of section 20 of Act of 2004

8. Amendment of section 24A of Act of 2004

9. Amendment of section 24B of Act of 2004

10. Relevant area within meaning of Local Government Act 2019 deemed to be rent pressure zone

11. Amendment of section 32 of Act of 2004

12. Amendment of section 34 of Act of 2004

13. Amendment of section 35 of Act of 2004

14. Amendment of section 56 of Act of 2004

15. Amendment of Chapter 3 of Part 5 of Act of 2004

16. Amendment of section 66 of Act of 2004

17. Amendment of section 75 of Act of 2004

18. Amendment of section 78 of Act of 2004

19. Amendment of section 93 of Act of 2004

20. Amendment of section 109 of Act of 2004

21. Amendment of section 123 of Act of 2004

22. Amendment of section 134 of Act of 2004

23. Amendment of section 135 of Act of 2004

24. Amendment of section 136 of Act of 2004

25. Amendment of section 137 of Act of 2004

26. Amendment of section 137A of Act of 2004

27. Enforcement of requirement to update particulars

28. Part 7A of Act of 2004

29. Amendment of section 151 of Act of 2004

30. Authorised officers and decision makers

31. Amendment of section 168 of Act of 2004

32. Amendment of section 176 of Act of 2004

33. Amendment of Schedule to Act of 2004

34. Improper conduct

35. Oral hearings

PART 3

Miscellaneous Provisions

36. Repeal of certain provisions of Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

37. Application of Act of 2004 to certain licences

38. Amendment of Planning and Development Act 2000


Acts Referred to

Building Control Act 2007 (No. 21)

Disability Act 2005 (No. 14)

Local Government Act 2019 (No. 1)

Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30)

Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2018

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 (No. 28)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 42)

Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (No. 27)

Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2016


Number 14 of 2019


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 2019

REVISED

Updated to 15 July 2019


An Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2016; to provide for powers to carry out investigations of landlords and impose administrative sanctions; to provide for offences in relation to non-compliance with rent increase restrictions in rent pressure zones; to increase the notice periods to be provided in the case of termination of a tenancy by a landlord; to provide for annual registration by landlords of tenancies and to amend the registration process; to provide for mandatory publication of determination orders by the Residential Tenancies Board; to provide that the letting of a house or part thereof for any period not exceeding 14 days in a rent pressure zone is a material change in the use of the house or part and for that purpose to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000; and to provide for related matters.

[24 th May, 2019]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: