Details on the new short-term letting regulations under the Planning and Development (amendment) Regulations 2019.
As part of the measures to help address pressures in the private housing rental market, new planning legislative reforms to regulate the short-term letting sector - as provided for in the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 and supplementary regulations made by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government entitled the Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - came into effect on 1st July 2019.
The supplementary new Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 amend the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended and apply from 1st July 2019. The following is a brief summary of the main requirements arising from the combined provisions in the act and the regulations which, for the avoidance of doubt, apply only to rent pressure zones:
- Short-term letting is defined as the letting of a house or apartment, or part of a house or apartment, for any period not exceeding 14 days
- Residents, including home sharers, will be allowed to let their entire principal private residence (house or apartment) on a short-term basis for a cumulative period of up to 90 days per calendar year where they are temporarily absent from their home
- Where the 90 day threshold is exceeded, change of use planning permission will be required
- Where the house or apartment is not a ‘principal private residence’ (i.e. where it is not ordinarily lived in by the owner or leased as a long-term residential accommodation), the 90 day exemption does not apply and change of use planning permission will be required for all short-term letting
- Home sharing (the letting of a room or rooms in a person’s principal private residence) will continue to be permissible on an unrestricted basis and be exempt from the requirements to apply for planning permission
Please ensure the property subject of the application is within the municipal area of Dublin City Council. We cannot accept forms intended for other city/county councils.
To check please see link below.
Please click here Self (dublincity.ie)to access:
Form 15 – for notification of the amount of days intended for short term lets for the forthcoming year
Form 17 – for confirmation of the specific amount of days short term lets were carried out during the previous year (on or before January 28th)
For further information please see the links and contact details below:
Enforcement and making a complaint:
Unauthorised development is development and/or use that is in breach of the planning laws. If you think that there is a breach of the new provisions and want to report it, you should contact the Short-Term Lettings Section:
Please submit your complaint in writing or fill out the complaint form.
You can send your complaint by email; [email protected] or by post to the address below.
Please make sure to include the following information (the easiest way to make sure you do is to complete the complaint form online):
- Your name (this will remain confidential). The identity of the complainant is confidential, in line with Section 35 of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 - 2014
- Your address and phone number
- The address of the property/development including apartment number, if applicable
- Any details you have relating to the owner or occupier of the property, property management company
- A brief description of the alleged short term use which may include frequency or numbers of visitors and dates/details of arrivals/departures
- Link to advertisement on short term letting platforms
Please note that we cannot initiate an investigation unless we have your full name and address.
Your complaint will be acknowledged by letter which will contain the name and contact details of the case officer who has been assigned to investigate your complaint.
You will be informed of the outcome of the Council’s investigation into your complaint. On occasion, your evidence in court will be required to ensure a successful outcome to enforcement action. In such circumstances, you will be asked in advance if you are willing to give evidence. You may be asked to keep a log of dates or times when unauthorised activity occurs.