Eighteen months ago, Darragh O’Brien announced an aggressive push to enforce rent controls. What happened next?
Tag: Residential Tenancies Board
The RTB refused to take on enforcement of new short-term letting register, saying measure wouldn’t work
Instead, a bill now before the Dáil would put Fáilte Ireland in charge of policing it.
Former Garda, Previously Convicted for Breaching Fire-Safety, Rented Out Homes Using a False Name
Since the RTB won’t hear a case unless it knows the landlord’s full name, his tenants struggled to get their complaints about him heard.
Increase in Landlords Using “Vacancy or Lack of Tenancy” Loophole to Charge Higher Rents
Official figures show an small uptick in landlords telling the RTB they were claiming an exemption from rent-cap rules because their properties hadn’t been rented for a while, or ever. But the totals are still small.
A Dublin Man Battles Against One of the City’s New Leviathan Corporate Landlords
In his efforts to make sure his apartment complex in Swords is secure and maintained, he’s up against a Cypriot subsidiary of a fund with more than half-a-billion euro worth of property in Ireland.
Landlord Fined for Breaches of Rent-Increase Limits at 11 Properties in Dublin
The Residential Tenancies Board has published the names of landlords it has fined or cautioned for breaking laws governing rental homes, including Propmaster Ventures.
Tenants Find They Can’t Take Their Landlords to the RTB Because They Can’t Find Them
Nobody knows how many cases are stymied when neither the tenant nor the Residential Tenancies Board can track down a landlord.
Are Social Tenants of Approved Housing Bodies Less Secure Than Council Tenants?
Some have raised questions about whether AHBs respond proportionately to issues that come up. Some AHBs say they only move to end tenancies in extreme cases.
Still Waiting for a Better System for Getting Deposits Back from Landlords
For years the government’s been promising a scheme in which a third party would hold onto a tenant’s deposit until they moved out, rather than their landlord.
Tenants Welcome Landlord Accreditation Scheme, But Some Want More
The Residential Tenancies Board now offers accreditation to landlords if they volunteer for a day-long training and test. Some say it should be compulsory.