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Residential Tenancies Act 2004
Irish Statute Book

Guide to Multi Unit Developments Act 2011
Irish Statute Book

HOUSING (STANDARDS FOR RENTED HOUSES) REGULATIONS 2008
Irish Statute Book

Guidelines for Housing Authorities in the implementation of Minimum Standards in Rented Accommodation
Department of the Environment

Paul Canty -v- Private Residential Tenancies Board, [2007] IEHC 243 (2007)
In the 2007 high court ruling '[2007] IEHC 243, 2006 519 SP' Judge Mary Laffoy said: "In my view, the provisions of the Act of 2004 for the valid termination of a Part 4 tenancy for non-payment of rent are very technical and confusing. It is difficult to understand why, in relation to non-payment of rent, the notification required by para. (a) of ground 1 in s. 34 could not have been made co-terminous with the notification under s. 67(3)."
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Paul Canty -v- Private Residential Tenancies Board [2008] IESC 24 (30 April 2008)
The 2007 High Court ruling was appealed by the tenant Paul Canty. In 2008 the High Court allowed the appeal.
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Paul Canty -v- PRTB & Connolly v Canty [2011] IESC 28 (19 July 2011)
In the Supreme Court '[2008] IESC 24, 271/07' Judge Nicholas Kearns stated: "...however, s. 123(4) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2004, which, if I may say so, is unsatisfactorily drafted in a number of respects, is much less clear." In 2011 the appeal was dismissed in the Supreme Court for reasons explained in this file.
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