Ireland is in a housing and rental crisis. With spiralling rents and a lack of supply comes new challenges for tenants and landlords. Along with this, the legislative changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 are being made in a piecemeal fashion. With so many changes, Residential Tenancies is a much needed exposition of the current law. It provides a clear and comprehensive statement of the law regulating private and social leases of dwellings in Ireland and explains the dispute resolution mechanisms of the Residential Tenancies Board, appeals, and enforcement.
At the centre of the book are the implications of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, which was enacted to provide a simple and quick way to resolve disputes. However the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act are technical, confusing, and give rise to what has been referred to repeatedly in the High Court as regrettable difficulties of interpretation. Residential Tenancies provides expert guidance and insight for practitioners and all those who have to navigate the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2004 (as amended). The text aims to ‘see around corners’ in the legislation, to answer particular difficulties that might prompt readers to turn to its pages.
It gives practical help including step-by-step guidance to tackle the difficulties of interpretation and the wide range of changes and challenges, such as the obligations of landlords and tenants, changes in notice periods for termination and rent reviews, and dispute resolution.
Along with this, the book also includes many useful resources including a comprehensive appendix, which includes a sample residential letting agreement, a range of sample notices of termination (to deal with all permitted reasons for termination), and a sample rent review notice. These make it ideal for solicitors and barristers practicing in this area, as well as letting agents and members of the public, either landlords or tenants who wish to be well informed of their rights and obligations.