Landlords afraid of property market because of 'difficult' tenants, incoming RTB chairman claims – TheJournal.ie

Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning Image: Houses of the Oireachtas Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning Image: Houses of the Oireachtas

THE INCOMING CHAIRMAN of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has claimed that a fear of disruptive tenants is causing part-time landlords to sell their properties.

Tom Dunne appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this morning, following his proposed appointment to the position by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy on 18 September. 

Dunne told the committee that some ‘incidental’ landlords are “vulnerable” because they are not aware of the risks associated with the rental market.

He also described tenants as a “business risk” taken on by landlords because of the possibility that their tenancy may not work out.

Responding to questions from Fine Gael senator Martin Conway about the problems faced by ‘incidental’ landlords, Dunne

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