New Rules Set For Short-Term Lettings In RPZ

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The Government is to implement new rules for  the short-term letting of non-principal private residences in rent pressure zones.

The aim is to ensure more homes are offered for long-term rent in Rent Pressure Zones where rents are highest and where households have the greatest difficulty finding affordable accommodation.

At present, there are 6 Local Authority areas and 48 Local Electoral Areas  which have been designated as Rent Pressure Zones – no part of county Tipperary is included in a RPZ.

From September 1st  online websites  will not be able to advertise properties in RPZs which do not have the requisite planning permission.

Non-compliance with these provisions will be an offence for both the individual property owners concerned and the online platforms.

These new controls will be in place a period of six months initially during which time the Department of Tourism alongside Fáilte Ireland will establish a new registration system as committed to under the governments housing policy.