Landlords Could Be Jailed For Breaking Rent Caps Under New Laws

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Landlords Could Be Jailed For Breaking Rent Caps Under New Laws


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More new laws are being introduced in the hope of making renting more affordable and more stable.

The Rental Tenancies Act will make it a crime for landlords to break rent caps, hitting them with large fines or jail time.

The Housing Minister is also going to create a register which will let renters compare prices in an apartment block, housing estate or street.

Eoghan Murphy says the bill also means tenants will have to be given at least four months notice if they have to move out.

He explained that "the threat of jail for rogue landlords is a suitable sanction", adding that "when we're talking about a breach of a rent pressure zone measure the sanction there will be a financial one, to hit them where it hurts in their pockets".


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