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1. Substantial improvements in a rented property in a rent controlled zone, don't allow the landlord to exceed the 4% threshold for an increase in rent. So, even though you have spent €20-25,000 on improvements to the rented property, this does not allow you to exceed the 4% threshold for an increase in rent. You essentially have to take the previous rent as the baseline value and increase it by no more than 4%. I appreciate this might be unfair, but this is the basis for the legislation the Government introduced in Ireland to guarantee tenants that rents would not increase by more than a certain amount annually.