Housing activists occupied a tribunal room during a protest at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday morning. The Take Back the City group occupied the room at the board’s premises on D’Olier Street in a bid to raise awareness of a hearing over a dispute between a family and the Focus
Update – 4.36pm: The occupation of the Residential Tenancies Board in Dublin by housing activists has ended. ‘Take Back The City’ staged a sit-in at the RTB’s offices on D’Olier Street this afternoon. The group claims to have met the board’s director, Rosalind Carroll, to highlight their concerns. They want to see an independent rental
HOUSING ACTIVISTS FORCED the cancellation of a Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) tribunal hearing this morning after occupying the board’s office for almost 90 minutes. The Take Back the City Protest group gathered on O’Connell Street at 9.30am to highlight the case of a mother and two children who have recently been evicted from their accommodation.
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
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
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
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.