RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction – TheJournal.ie

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THE RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES Board (RTB) ordered a landlord to pay €13,766 to a family after their illegal eviction last year.

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction. They were represented by Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac) who secured one of the highest awards of compensation given by the RTB to date.

The landlord was ordered to pay €10,000 in damages for the unlawful termination of the family’s tenancy, €3,000 in damages in respect of breaches of landlord’s obligations and €766.15 in respect of their unreturned deposit.

In its annual report, launched today, Flac said the level of damages awarded “reflected the seriousness of the landlord’s actions in forcing the family concerned to leave the property without notice and without availing of the appropriate dispute resolution procedure”.

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