Threshold’s Proposals for Rent Certainty
15 June 2015
Threshold is proposing that the introduction of rent certainty measures by way of amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 represents the only adequate and effective response to the current affordability crisis that places tenants at risk of homelessness. Such measures would link future rent increases in areas of high rental inflation to an objective measure such as the cost of living, as is the case in many other European countries. Rent certainty measures are an essential component of a well-regulated housing market, and benefit both landlords and tenants by ensuring that rent increases (and indeed decreases) are foreseeable, predictable, and reasonable.