Residential Tenancies Act 2020


Number 17 of 2020


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Residential Tenancies Act 2020. 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 the Residential Tenancies Act 2021 (5/2021), enacted 30 March 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 155 of 2021), made 31 March 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 17 of 2020


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2021


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 2021 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Residential Tenancies Act 2021 (5/2021), s. 3(2)). 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 and 26

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 (7/2020), other than s. 14

Residential Tenancies Act 2020 (17/2020)

Planning and Development, and Residential Tenancies, Act 2020 (27/2020), part 3

Residential Tenancies Act 2021 (5/2021)

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

Residential Tenancies Act 2021 (5/2021)

All Acts up to and including the Residential Tenancies Act 2021 (5/2021), enacted 30 March 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

None

All statutory instruments up to and including the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 155 of 2021), made 31 March 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 17 of 2020


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2021



Acts Referred to

Health Act 1947 (No. 28)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (No. 14)

Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (No. 27)

Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2019

Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 (No. 7)


Number 17 of 2020


RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 30 March 2021


An Act, to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the manifest and grave risk to human life and public health posed by the spread of the disease known as Covid-19; in order to mitigate, where practicable, the effect of the spread of that disease and to limit the adverse consequences resulting, or likely to result from the spread of that disease; and having regard to the burden caused by that risk to the normal functioning of society; and recognising the likelihood that necessary restrictions imposed in order to reduce that spread and its effect on society will impede the ability of tenants to find alternative accommodation and the consequent impact on the well-being of persons and families and on the availability of vital public service functions in relation to housing; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 during a period of restrictions imposed upon travel to, from or within certain geographical locations pursuant to regulations under section 31A of the Health Act 1947 ; and to provide for related matters.

[24 th October, 2020]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: