Residential Tenancies Board seeks new board members – The Irish Times

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is looking to recruit two new board members to help in its role of overseeing the private rented sector and implementing Government policy in the rental housing sector.

The RTB, which was established in 2004, has a quasi-judicial role and its remit is to “support and develop a well-functioning rental housing sector”.

Part of this function includes overseeing the oft-criticised rent controls in so-called rent pressure zones. Since the introduction of rent controls in December 2016, rents have continued to grow at a seemingly inexorable pace.

The RTB’s own figures show that rents grew nationally by almost 8 per cent in the year to the second quarter of 2018, and by 9.5 per cent in Dublin.

The board also oversees certain decisions related to tenancy disputes and jurisdiction decisions.

It is looking to bulk up its board with the appointment of two new members. The

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