Change to Residential Tenancies Act 2010

Change to Residential Tenancies Act 2010

The Governement has amended Section 100 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 by adding the following clause:-

"(c) that the landlord has notified the tenant of the landlords  intention to sell the residential premises, unless the landlord  disclosed the proposed sale of the premises before entering into the residential tenancy agreement as required by section 26,"

This now means that if the landlord discloses their intention to sell the property prior to the tenant making an application then they cannot break their fixed term lease early when the landlord puts the property on the market.

However, if the landlord has no intention of selling when they enter into a lease (that is no disclosure is made under Section 26), the tenant could still use Section 100 to break the lease.