A rent register is urgently needed to stop certain landlords from “knowingly contravening the law” and to slow down soaring rental prices, the head of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has said.
Rosalind Carroll, director of the RTB, said that while 340,000 landlords registered with it were currently complying with regulations, some property owners would continue to overstep the law by raising rents above legislated levels in the absence of greater transparency.
Ms Carroll said she hoped enforcement powers the RTB expects to receive under new legislation by the end of the year would enable the board to fully monitor the 4 per cent cap on increases in rent pressure zones and other controls. She said many tenants still do not understand the rent pressure zone system introduced almost two years ago.
“We want to create a platform so that people understand these changes. A good number of landlords are
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