Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 82 of Principal Act

39. Section 82 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (5) by substituting “subject to subsection (6), any costs referred to in subsection (7)” for “such costs and expenses”, and

(b) by inserting the following subsections after subsection (5):

“(6) Any costs awarded under subsection (5) shall not exceed €1,000.

(7) In subsection (5), costs incurred by the other party includes costs or expenses—

(a) relating to travelling and attendance at any place required for the adjudication or determination of the matter concerned, and

(b) relating to the preparation of his or her case,

and, for the avoidance of doubt, such preparation costs do not include legal costs referred to in section 5(3)(a).”.