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In an earlier post we highlighted the introduction, in November 2022, of a temporary moratorium on the termination of residential tenancies during what was referred to as the “winter emergency period”. The legislation was intended to help reduce homelessness numbers over the course of the winter and was due to expire on 31 March 2023.

The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, the Irish Government’s proposed €450 million scheme to support the construction of apartments to be sold to owner-occupiers. The scheme, know as the Croí Cónaithe (Cities) Scheme, aims to bridge the current “viability gap” where the cost of building apartments is higher than its market

Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) is a new tax introduced as part of the Government’s “Housing for All” plan, which will become payable from 1 February 2024. However, owners of land zoned for residential use should be aware that 1 January 2023 is the deadline for filing an appeal against inclusion of lands

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, TD has today (Wednesday 7 December) announced that the Government has approved the priority drafting of the Registration of Short-Term Tourist Letting Bill.

This is another initiative provided for in the Government’s Housing for All policy and Minister Martin was joined at today’s announcement

On 17 November 2022, the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) published its 2021 Annual Report and Accounts.

The report is available here and deals with issues such as:

  1. How the RTB communicates with customers
  2. How the RTB helps resolve rental disputes
  3. How the RTB regulates the rental sector
  4. How the RTB monitors trends
  5. How

A short post to confirm that the Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Act 2022 was signed into law on 29 October 2022. The “winter emergency period” referred to in the Act, during which there is to be a moratorium on the termination of residential tenancies, therefore runs from 30 October 2022

The Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Bill 2022​ has been published today. This is the draft legislation intended to give effect to the temporary moratorium on residential tenancy terminations during what is referred to as the “winter emergency period”. The Bill provides the following:

  • The winter emergency period is defined as

28 July 2022 has been appointed as the commencement date for section 6(2)(c) of the Affordable Housing Act 2021.

This is the provision of the Act which allows a housing authority to enter into arrangements with the Land Development Agency for the purposes of making homes available for sale to eligible applicants under affordable dwelling