Landlords who evicted families avoided sanction despite ‘improper conduct’ – Extra.ie

The Residential Tenancies Board was powerless to sanction landlords who made 17 families homeless, despite ‘improper conduct’, it has emerged.

More than a year after the Irish Daily Mail first revealed that the RTB was concerned about its lack of powers and need for ‘structural change’, reform has yet to take place.

The cases – which further highlight the toothlessness of the housing watchdog – were identified by the RTB in an analysis sent to the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien in July.

The cases – which further highlight the toothlessness of the housing watchdog – were identified by the RTB in an analysis sent to the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien in July. Pic: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The analysis looked at just one month’s worth of cases where families presented as homeless in Dublin in May 2019. ‘Improper conduct’ covers offences including falsely telling the tenant the property

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