Dublin city councillors have voted to restrict build-to-rent schemes.
It goes against an order from the planning regulator.
Councillors in the city agreed to limit the number of rental-only units to a maximum of 40% of any new development as part of the council's draft development plan.
That will run until 2028.
Originally the proposal was to have at least 40% of complexes meeting the requirements of standard build-to-sell apartments.
Build-to-rent units don't have to comply with minimum size standards.
It comes as the Office of the Planning Regulator warned DCC earlier this year that the plans went against national policy.