On 30 May 2019 I signed the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019. This Order appoints 31 May 2019 and 4 June 2019 as the dates on which specified provisions of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 come into effect. The Order is available on the Irish Statute Book website, at the following link: www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2019/si/236/made/en/print.
The remaining provisions to bring the RTB’s new investigation and sanctioning powers into force and the provisions relating to student-specific accommodation and to short-term letting are planned for commencement in July.
The provisions requiring the annual registration of tenancies are planned for commencement in Q1 2020. Preparations are underway in the RTB to roll out a simple online registration system to cater for annual registration.