Types of Accommodation (On Campus)
Prices of Accommodation ((On Campus)
The amount of rent you have to pay for a property is agreed between yourself (the tenant) and the landlord at the start of a tenancy. If you are living in private rented accommodation (and not renting a room in someone’s home / digs) then the laws covering your relationship with your landlord are set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 and the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2015. The landlord must follow the rules laid down in this law if she wants to increase the rent.
- Your landlord has the right to review the rent once in a 24 month period.
- If your landlord lets you know she is increasing the rent she must give you at least 90 days notice, and this must be in writing.
- The amount of the increase cannot be more than the ‘market rent’, that is the rent being paid in the area for similar properties.
You can find more information on how to deal with rent increases by contacting Threshold, the National Housing Charity, by calling 1890 334 334 or through their website www.threshold.ie/advice and reading their top tips on how to deal with a rent increase http://www.threshold.ie/download/pdf/top_tips_for_rent_review.pdf
You can read more information on the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords when it comes to rent reviews on the website of the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) http://www.prtb.ie/search-results/news/article/2015/12/04/new-amendments-to-the-legislation-on-rent-increases-and-notices-of-termination-effective-from-4th-december-2015
The PRTB deals with disputes between landlords and tenants, including disputes about rent reviews. If you want to dispute the amount of rent being proposed you can do so by submitting a dispute online http://www.prtb.ie/dispute-resolution/
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