Residential Tenancies Board – Information Sessions

dscn3957Information Session took place in Respond ensuring staff are fully informed in relation to the remit of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB)

Speakers at the training included:
Janette Fogarty Assistant Director for Disputes Resolution RTB &
Keelin McCarthy from the ICSH.

The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) was set up under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004. Its name was changed to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) on 7 April 2016, when approved housing bodies, such as Respond and generally known as housing association were brought under its remit by the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015.

The RTB’s main functions are:

  • Maintaining a register of private residential tenancies and tenancies of approved housing bodies
  • Providing a dispute resolution service for tenants and landlords (including approved housing bodies)
  • Carrying out research into the private rented sector

It also provides policy advice to the Government on the private rented sector.

Residential Tenancies Acts

The Residential Tenancies Acts 2004-2015 deal with the regulation of the mainstream private rented housing sector and the approved housing body sector. They set out the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants in these sectors.