Archives for RTB and Dispute Resolution

What Landlords Need To Know About Registration With The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).

Landlords (including those who let student-specific accommodation) must register residential tenancies with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and update the RTB if information about the tenancy changes. The information taken in registration is used to populate the publicly available register, this register shows the address of the property and the number of bedrooms. It does not show the identity of the landlord or the tenants, or the amount of the rent.   When Do You Register A Tenancy? New tenancies must be registered within a month of the start of the tenancy. *Annual Registration – The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act
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Categories: Landlord Legislation and RTB and Dispute Resolution.

RTB Sanction & Investigation

A number of changes were introduced to the legislation governing the residential landlord and tenant relationship, these changes  increased the obligations and the potential liability of residential landlords. In addition to changing the law, the 2019 Act also introduced a new complaints, investigations and sanctions procedure. This is a new function of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) which means the RTB are now in a position to impose penalties on landlords who are found to have committed improper conduct.   What constitutes improper conduct? Failure to comply with the Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) requirements. This occurs by increasing rent by
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Student Specific Accommodation

It is important that landlords are aware of recent changes to legislation in relation to Student-Specific Accommodation (SSA). This includes purpose built student accommodation and accommodation that is let for the sole purpose of providing accommodation to students during the academic year. The legislation clarifies that Student-Specific Accommodation provided by the private sector is within the jurisdiction of the RTB, regardless of whether there is a lease or license agreement in place. What Do These Changes Mean for Landlords? If you provide accommodation to students under a license agreement after 15th August 2019 you must register with the RTB. Student
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Categories: Landlord Legislation, News, Property Management, RTB and Dispute Resolution, and Uncategorized.

Presenting a Case to the RTB – Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail!

The most important factor to remember when you are presenting a case to the RTB is to BE PREPARED.  Have your paperwork presented in an understandable clear format. Know your facts and ensure that you have evidence as proof of your case.  The devil is in the detail and this could be the difference between winning or loosing your case. Prior To The Hearing You are responsible for submitting evidence in support of your case, you must delete or redact any confidential information from your evidence e.g. your bank account details, addresses, phone numbers. etc. A copy of all evidence
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Categories: Property Management and RTB and Dispute Resolution.

RTB Present To IPOA On The New Landlord Legislation

IPOA welcomed 250 Members to the Aisling Hotel on the 2nd of July 2019 to receive information on new landlord legislation now in place. Janette Fogarty, Head of Enforcement and Legal Affairs with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) delivered a comprehensive presentation on new landlord legislation in place on foot of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019. Rosalind Carroll, Director of the RTB also attended and provided detailed responses to  queries. Chairperson of the IPOA, Stephen Faughnan highlighted the complexity and severity of the legislation. Stephen outlined that it is vitally important that Members are kept up to date and
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Categories: Landlord Legislation, News, RTB and Dispute Resolution, and Training for Landlords.