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Sinn Féin supports DCU students protesting against rent hikes in student accommodation – Eoin Ó Broin TD

17 April, 2018 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD


Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has offered his support for students protesting outside Leinster House today against a 27% rent hike for accommodation in Shanowen student halls near Dublin City University.

Deputy Ó Broin said;

“Minister Murphy must include, in the legislative changes he announced today, an amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act that treats student licence agreements in the same way as Part 4 tenancies. 

“This would give students full access to all the tenant rights provided for in the Residential Tenancies Act. This includes access to Residential Tenancies Board if a dispute arises and minimum notice to quit periods.

“Also, student accommodation within rent pressure zone areas would be covered by the 4% cap to annual rent increases.

“Providers of already expensive student accommodation should not benefit from gaps in the current legislation to charge whatever they see fit.” 

ENDS

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