The Residential Tenancies Board has been given new powers to address improper conduct by landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act.
The RTB can now directly investigate and sanction in cases where there are specific breaches of residential tenancy law in relation to Rent Pressure Zones, false or misleading notices of termination and the non-registration of a tenancy.
Anyone found in breach of the legislation could face sanctions that range from a warning to a fine of up to €15,000.
The new legislation also requires that all notices of termination where the tenancy has been ended are required to be notified and copied to the RTB within 28 days of the tenancy ending.
Director of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), Rosalind Carroll, has welcomed the new powers. The RTB is looking for compliance and will be operating on a case-by-case basis, Ms Carroll told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland.
If landlords respond