Within the first six months of this year, the RTB spent more on hiring rooms for hearings than it did for all of last year.
Tag: Residential Tenancies Board
After Tenants Moved on, One Apartment Saw a 46 Percent Rent Increase
Genna Patterson and Kevin Murray say they wanted to flag how the rent had gone up in their old apartment, but were frustrated by the rules.
At One Address, Two Families Faced Smashed Windows and Threats
Iness and Michel Lunga went to the council, the RTB and the Gardaí for help, but last week had to move out. A previous tenant says he went through something similar.
As Government Ponders, More and More Renters Asked for Big Deposits
Six months ago, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced plans for a cap on the deposit a landlord can ask for from a renter. It’s not in place yet.
Mick: The Residential Tenancies Board Is a Good Idea, Flawed in Practice
Ultimately, the RTB is based on the logic that the most vulnerable actor within the rental sector – the tenant – should be tasked with ensuring landlords play by the rules. This simply does not work, writes Mick Byrne.
Despite New Rules, Landlords Still Reject Tenants on Housing Assistance
“No rent allowance or HAP accepted sorry,” said the text alert, even though since 1 January landlords aren’t allowed to discriminate in this way.
Programme Prevents Homelessness, But Too Few Know About It
People at risk of losing their homes because their rent supplement is inadequate can get top-ups, but many suffer because they don’t know this is possible.