Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Act, 1982

Application of this Part.

8.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), this Part applies to every dwelling which would, at the commencement of this Act, be a controlled dwelling within the meaning of the Rent Restrictions Acts, 1960 to 1981, if those Acts had full force and effect at such commencement, other than such a dwelling held at such commencement under a contract of tenancy for greater than from year to year during such period as it is so held.

(2) Sections 9 and 16 do not apply to—

(a) a dwelling let to a person in connection with his continuance in any office, appointment or employment,


(b) a dwelling let bona fide for the temporary convenience or to meet a temporary necessity of the landlord or the tenant.

(3) Where—

(a) the entitlement of a tenant to retain possession of a dwelling to which subsection (1) relates ceases to subsist, or

(b) the tenant of the dwelling assigns or sublets his tenancy, or

(c) the landlord of the dwelling recovers possession of the dwelling,

this Part shall cease to apply to the dwelling.

(4) Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subsection (3) shall not affect the entitlement of a tenant to compensation under section 15 .