Disputes between landlords and tenants increased by 10% last year – TheJournal.ie

Image: Shutterstock/Mr Doomits Image: Shutterstock/Mr Doomits THE NUMBER OF disputes between landlords and tenants brought to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) increased by 10% last year, according to its annual report.  The RTB received 6,398 applications for dispute resolution, while it also was contacted 260,188 times via phone, emails and web-chat channels.  The main reasons

Disputes between landlords and tenants up 10% last year – The Irish Times

Disputes between landlords and tenants rose by 10 per cent last year while almost half of efforts to terminate lettings were deemed invalid, according to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB). In one case, a tenant deliberately damaged water pipes in order to flood the bathroom and kitchen of a property, the body that oversees the

Record demand for RTB services in 2018 – BreakingNews.ie

A record number of people contacted the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) last year.According to its annual report, the number of people contacting the RTB for information and services increased by 6% in 2018.This is a total of 260,188 customer contacts across phones, emails and webchats.On average, the RTB received 637 calls a day with 80%

Houses available for rent down by almost 2% in 2018 – The Irish Times

The number of houses for rent fell by almost 2 per cent or just under 6,000 to 307,348 in 2018, according to new figures from the Residential Tenancies Board show. Warning that the fall was a cause for concern, the board said: “This is a significant reduction given the extreme demand pressures in the market.”

Supply of private rented tenancies must be protected given very strong demand, warns RTB – Irish Examiner

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has expressed concern over a large reduction in the number of registered private rented tenancies last year against a background of a shortage of housing. New figures from the RTB show the number of tenancies registered by private landlords fell by almost 2% or just under 6,000 to 307,348 in

Tenancies board apologises for mishandling of tenants’ case – Irish Examiner

The director and assistant director of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) have apologised for the mishandling of a case in which a bank is seeking to repossess a house but where the householders lodged an appeal and money was taken from their account, only for the RTB to rule that the bank could proceed. At

Nine out of ten homes in rent pressure zones fail to meet minimum standards – Sunday Business Post

Nine out of ten rental homes in counties with rent pressure zones (RPZs) failed to meet minimum housing standards last year as councils stepped up random inspections. Records supplied to this newspaper by local authorities with RPZs show that 16,441 private rentals were inspected in the last year compared with 10,831 in 2017. Some 14,860,

Two in five tenants in rent pressure zones faced increase above 4pc cap – Independent.ie

Two out of five tenants in rent pressure zones (RPZs) had rent increases above the ceiling of 4pc since the controls were introduced, a new study by the ESRI has found. Despite the Government’s introduction of RPZs in 2016 to curb rapidly rising rents in high-demand areas like the Greater Dublin Area, almost half of

Rent cap ‘moderating’ tenancy price inflation – The Irish Times

Rent pressure zones have had a “moderating” effect on rent inflation, but two in five tenants are still seeing increases above the 4 per cent annual cap, new research has found. The report by the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) shows rates in rent pressure zones (RPZs) would be 3 per cent higher if the restrictions