Residential Tenancies Act 2004
Circumstances of landlord or tenant not to be taken account of in certain cases.
120.—(1) If the dispute being dealt with by a mediator, adjudicator or the Tribunal relates to the amount of the rent that ought to be set under a tenancy at a particular time or as to when a review of such rent ought to take place, the circumstances, financial or otherwise, of the landlord or tenant may not be taken into consideration—
(a) by the mediator in taking any of the steps mentioned in section 95 , or
(b) by the adjudicator or the Tribunal in determining the dispute.
(2) The reference in subsection (1) to the setting of the rent under a tenancy shall be construed in accordance with section 19 (2).