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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the Rent Predictability Measure?

  • How is an area designated as a Rent Pressure Zone?

  • Why have Dublin and Cork been designated as Rent Pressure Zones?

  • Who decides what areas should be covered by the Rent Predictability Measure?

  • How can I find out if my property or home is covered by the Rent Predictability Measure?

  • What about areas where there are both high and low rents?

  • If I want to raise the rent on my property in a Rent Pressure Zone, what do I need to do?

  • If I am a tenant in a Rent Pressure Zone, how can I be sure that the rent I am asked to pay is in line with the Rent Predictability Measure?

  • What do I do if I think I am being charged too much rent?

  • How can I refer a dispute to the RTB?

  • How often can the rent be reviewed?

  • Do the existing rules on rent setting still apply?

  • Does the measure apply to new tenancies?

  • When setting the rent for a new tenancy what do I need to do?

  • Are all rental properties covered?

  • How “substantially changed” does a property need to be to qualify for an exemption?

  • How long will the measure apply for?

  • Who decides to lift the measure?

  • Can the designation as a Rent Pressure Zone be extended beyond three years.

  • What happens after the designation as a Rent Pressure Zone expires or is lifted?