Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 115 of Principal Act

52. Section 115 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following subsections after subsection (3):

“(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3), an amount that is to be awarded in accordance with a direction relating to a failure to comply with section 16(f) or 16(g) shall be included in the amount referred to in subsection (3)(a) or, as the case may be, subsection (3)(c)(i).

(5) The amount of costs or expenses that may be awarded to a party shall not exceed €1,000.

(6) For the purposes of a direction under subsection (3), where a complaint under section 76A was made, the amount that is directed under subsection (3) to be paid to a party when that complaint and the original dispute referred to in section 76A have been determined concurrently, shall include the amount of rent that was directed to be paid in the interim direction referred to in section 76B.”.