Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009


Terms and Conditions of Tenancy Agreement

The following terms and conditions shall be included in every tenancy agreement:

(a) the name of the tenant, or where there is more than one tenant, the names of those tenants;

(b) the terms of the letting including restrictions on its purchase and occupation and conditions prohibiting vacating, subletting, assignment or otherwise parting with possession of the dwelling or any part of it;

(c) conditions relating to, and procedures for, termination of the tenancy including for breach of any of the terms or conditions of the tenancy agreement;

(d) details of the rent and any other charges payable, including procedures for rent review;

(e) the times at which rent and any other charges are payable and the manner of their payment;

(f) the procedures for recovering arrears, together with any interest payable thereon, of rent or any other charges payable;

(g) the obligations of a tenant relating to maintenance in good repair and condition of the dwelling or site, including restrictions on the keeping of animals, the erection of signage or otherwise adapting or altering the dwelling;

(h) restrictions on any change of use of the dwelling;

(i) provision for such access as may reasonably be required by officers or agents authorised by the housing authority for the purpose of the performance by the housing authority of its functions under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2009;

(j) the obligations of a tenant to avoid any nuisance to the occupiers of any other dwelling;

(k) the procedures which apply where a tenant wishes to transfer to another dwelling provided by the authority;

(l) terms and conditions—

(i) relating to anti-social behaviour, in or in the vicinity of the dwelling, by a tenant or any member of his or her household or any other person residing at or lawfully in the dwelling, and

(ii) prohibiting the tenant from knowingly permitting a person, against whom an excluding order under section 3 of the Act of 1997 or an interim excluding order under section 4 of that Act is in force in respect of the dwelling concerned, to enter the dwelling in breach of the excluding order or interim excluding order, as the case may be.