According to Pat Davaitt, the Chief Executive of the IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers) the Governments strategy for the Rental Sector is very unfair to landlords and will force many landlords to pull out of the market. The most recent legislation introduced by the government is in actual fact punishing landlords who had not increased the rents their tenants were paying for some time. The reasons for not doing so were mainly because they were concerned for their welfare and were happy to have a good tenant in place. Limerick Auctioneers and Estate agents and the Munster region agree that this has a lot to do with the drop in recent rent levels. Read more in the Leitrim observer.