Dáil to try and pass rent certainty legislation today

Dáil to try and pass rent certainty legislation today

The Dáil will try and pass legislation today to put rent certainty in place before the New Year.

Last night a problem emerged when an error was noticed - that would have resulted in rent rises of 8% in the pressure zones of Dublin and Cork - rather than the 4% intended.

The Housing Minister then moved an amendment to ensure the issue was fixed.

However Simon Coveney said they would double check the legislation overnight: "If it is helpful to the house we will look at the wording that we have, and make sure that it is doing what we want it to do for the morning.

"We did put the amendment in place this evening when it was raised by opposition spokespeople, I'm happy to look at it again overnight given the issue that people have raised, I have no issue with that."


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