Housing Minister warned landlord watchdog at ‘significant risk’ of being unable to enforce new rent laws – Extra.ie

The Government’s rental market watchdog is at ‘significant risk’ of not being able to implement new legislation brought in to protect tenants, Extra.ie can reveal.

Extra.ie has obtained two letters from the recently departed chair of the Residential Tenancies Board, Caitríona Walsh, to the Minister for Housing pressing structural concerns within the organisation that has seen its remit expand dramatically in recent years.

The letters, released under the FOI Act, reveal that the RTB is treating the failure to implement the structural changes as ‘high risk’ on their organisational risk register and that the RTB felt penalties for landlords didn’t go far enough in the new legislation.

The Minister for Housing received letters pressing structural concerns within the Residential Tenancies Board that has seen its remit expand dramatically in recent years. Pic: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

And this weekend, a spokesman for the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy was forced to

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