The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015
3 general CPD hours by group study
Friday 20 May 2016 2pm – 5pm
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. €130.00
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act was passed in December and some of its provisions are already in force. The reforms introduced by the legislation are fundamental and far- reaching. This seminar will address the key changes and will be of interest to both practitioners acting for landlords and tenants.
The matters to be addressed at the seminar include the following:
- Changes to the treatment of deposits: introduction of a deposit protection scheme
- How existing deposits are affected
- Increase in rent review period: How has a landlord’s entitlement to conduct a rent review been restricted?
- How long will this restriction last?
- Is it retrospective?
- Increased notice period for rent reviews
- Is there a prescribed form of rent review notice to be used?
Notification of New Rent:
- Is a landlord obliged to include evidence that proposed rent increases are appropriate and in line with local market rate?
- Have landlords a duty to inform tenants of their rights to challenge rent increases?
Termination of a Tenancy:
- The expanded scale of notice periods for termination by a tenant
- Do notice periods for termination by a landlord increase with every additional year of the tenancy? What is the upper limit?
- Are minor errors in notices of termination detrimental to proceedings?
- Requirements for landlords to include with a notice of termination certain evidence of the grounds of termination
- What are the implications for landlords who intend to sell their property or terminate a tenancy so that a family member can use it?
- New provisions governing disputes: jurisdiction of the district court
Remit of the Private Residential Tenancies Board
- Do tenancies created by the not for profit approved housing bodies involved in the provision of social housing come within the remit of the P.R.T.B.?
These times include 15 minute networking coffee break.