Holiday homeowners must now have planning permission to rent out their property to tourists or stays ip to two weeks. This new rule are in effect as the start of July, 2019. The new rental law only applies to properties in a rent-pressure zone (RPZ). An RPZ is a zone where rent is typically above the national average.
This summer could mark the last summer that holiday home owners in the RPZs will be able to rent out their properties to tourists. Property owners will be breaking the rules if they continue to rent their homes out to tourists unless they are granted the planning permission to do so. Failing to get planning permission for renting to tourist can result in fines up to €5,000 or six months of imprisonment – or both.
Homes that are not effected by the rental restrictions can be defined as homes which were purposely designed, constructed and approved to be dedicated to tourism accommodation.
According to Jacinta Doolan, the founder of Trident Holiday Homes, about 80% of holiday homes throughout Ireland do not have planning …