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Landlords who breach rent pressure zone caps will face criminal prosecution under new legislation.

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has announced a new bill aimed at giving tenants more protection.

The Rental Tenancies Act will also introduce a rent register to keep prices down and give the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) more power.

The chief executive of the housing agency Threshold, John Mark McCafferty, said: “Rent transparency is a critical factor in informing perspective tenants of what they can realistically expect to pay for properties in their area.

“It gives them some choice and guidance about where they should conduct their property search, based on affordability, and means that landlords have a barometer for rent price setting.

“While the proposals being considered by Government won’t call out landlords who inflate the market, it is a step in the right direction.”

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