A Sligo/Leitrim TD says rent reviews in certain areas are resulting in unaffordable increases for tenants.

Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny told the Dáil of a case in Tubbercurry, where a landlord informed a family that their rent would be increased from 800 to 1400 euro – a 75% jump.

Tubbercurry is not in a rent pressure zone, so the landlord is entitled to increase rents to a market rate once a lease has been in place for 24 months and the new rent can be shown to be on a par with others charged in the area.

Deputy Kenny told Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan that this is a bad precedent to be setting, as families faced with crippling rents will ultimately lose their homes....

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