Landlords must give longer eviction notice periods under newly passed legislation 1 month ago

Landlords must give longer eviction notice periods under newly passed legislation

Good news for tenants.

Landlords must give longer eviction notice periods to renters with tenancies of less than three years under legislation passed by the Oireachtas.

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On Friday (1 June), legislative amendments to extend the required termination notice period that tenants must receive were passed, with the changes designed to give "greater security" to renters.

The amendments were made to the Regulation of Providers of Building Works and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 and will now be sent to President Michael D. Higgins to be signed into law.

The proposed termination notice periods to be given by landlords for evictions where there has been no breach of tenant obligations will change as follows:

  • For tenants with a tenancy of fewer than six months, the notice period will change from 28 days to 90 days
  • For tenants with a tenancy between six months and a year, the notice period will change from 90 days to 152 days
  • For tenants with a tenancy of between one year and three years, the notice period will change from 120 days to 180 days
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On top of this, the amendments also require landlords to send the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) all notices of terminations (NOTs) that they give to tenants.

If a landlord does not simultaneously serve a NOT on the tenant and the RTB, the NOT will be invalid.

“This measure is being taken alongside a range of other measures in Housing for All to make renting more secure," Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien said in a statement.

"The extension of these notice periods will give those in tenancies under three years greater security of tenure. It will give them more time to find alternative accommodation if they are required to."

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