Many landlords 'deliberately breaching law' – RTB – RTÉ News

Scores of landlords are “deliberately breaching the law” and attempting to increase rent by more than 4% a year, in areas designated as rent pressure zones, according to the Residential Tenancies Board. So far this year 331 disputes over rent reviews, mostly in rent pressure zone areas, have been referred to the RTB. Within a

Residential Tenancies Board seeks new board members – The Irish Times

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is looking to recruit two new board members to help in its role of overseeing the private rented sector and implementing Government policy in the rental housing sector. The RTB, which was established in 2004, has a quasi-judicial role and its remit is to “support and develop a well-functioning rental

Over 90 per cent of tenants in disputes got deposit refund with RTB help – Irish Times

Over 90 per cent of tenants who went to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) after landlords withheld their deposits were fully or partially refunded last year, according to the RTB’s annual report. The board had a record demand for its services last year with 170,000 calls , an increase of 31 per cent since 2016.

€1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017 – thejournal.ie

Source: RollingNews.ie IRISH LANDLORDS WERE awarded a total of €1.6 million in rent arrears last year after raising the issue with the state rentals board. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) details the figure in its annual report, published this morning (and viewable here), along with the fact that 77% of raised rents which were reviewed

Landlords could face fines if they don't register their tenants, says the Residential Tenancies Board – Irish Mirror

Over 15,000 rogue landlords could face hefty fines for failing to register tenants, the country’s leading rental standards watchdog has warned. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has singled out these rogue landlords a number of ways, including getting local councils to send on names of all people receiving government payments for tenants on low income.