Residential Tenancies Act 2004
Circumstances of landlord or tenant not to be taken account of in certain cases.
120.—(1) If the dispute being dealt with by a mediator, adjudicator or the Tribunal relates to the amount of the rent that ought to be set under a tenancy at a particular time or as to when a review of such rent ought to take place, the circumstances, financial or otherwise, of the landlord or tenant may not be taken into consideration—
( a) by the mediator in taking any of the steps mentioned in section 95 , or
( b) by the adjudicator or the Tribunal in determining the dispute.
(2) The reference in subsection (1) to the setting of the rent under a tenancy shall be construed in accordance with section 19(2) .