The Regulation of Providers of Building Works and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022 introduces, with effect from 6 July 2022, important changes to the law regarding the termination of residential tenancies. These amendments involve:

  • the introduction of a new requirement for landlords to serve a copy of any​ notice of termination on the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) – previously this obligation applied when terminating on the ground of non-payment of rent only;
  • enabling the RTB to assist by providing contact details of tenants to landlords for the purposes of facilitating a reletting offer where required under the Residential Tenancies Acts; and
  • increasing the notice period to be given by landlords when terminating Part 4 tenancies with a duration of less than 3 years. The resulting new notice periods are as follows:
Duration of Tenancy Previous Notice Period New Notice Period
Less than 6 months 28 days 90 days
Not less than 6 months but less than 1 year 90 days 152 days
Not less than 1 year but less than 3 years 120 days 180 days
Not less than 3 years but less than 7 years 180 days 180 days
Not less than 7 years but less than 8 years 196 days 196 days
Not less than 8 years 224 days 224 days

For further information on this topic, please contact Aoife Smyth, Knowledge Lawyer or any member of A&L Goodbody’s Real Estate team.