Landlords could face fines if they don't register their tenants, says the Residential Tenancies Board – Irish Mirror

Over 15,000 rogue landlords could face hefty fines for failing to register tenants, the country’s leading rental standards watchdog has warned.

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has singled out these rogue landlords a number of ways, including getting local councils to send on names of all people receiving government payments for tenants on low income.

About 7,600 dodgy landlords have been caught like this, while 4,800 culprits were weeded out by checking the Department of Social Protection’s rent supplement database.

The RTB discovered 2,000 unregistered landlords through tenancy dispute and another 750 names were passed on through gardai and whistleblower tenant and neighbours.

So far the RTB has sent out 15,500 letters to these landlords, threatening them with a hefty €3,000 fine if they fail to register their tenants.

But Dublin City Council’s Brendan Kenny has dismissed the financial penalties as doing too little to stop rogue landlords from breaking

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