Fixed Term Tenancies
Landlords and Tenants often enter into a tenancy for a fixed term period. The terms of a fixed term Tenancy are contained in a Lease Agreement. If the Tenants decides to vacate the property during this fixed term they lose their Security Deposit even if they have given the required notice. A Landlord can only terminate a fixed term Tenancy where the tenant has been in breach of his/her obligations
Part 4 Tenancy
When a Tenant has occupied the dwelling for a period of 6 months, he/she acquires the benefit of a Part 4Tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.
A Part 4 Tenancy entitles the Tenant to remain in occupation for a period of four years in total, unless a valid notice of termination is served on him/her. A Landlord may terminate a Part 4 Tenancy, in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act, where any of the circumstances set out in Section 34 of the Act arise – i.e. a Landlord, may terminate a Tenancy, in circumstances where he/she wants to move back into the property. A Tenant can terminate a Part 4 Tenancy at any time, provided he/she gives the required notice and complies with the provisions for termination of a Tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act, which