Revealed: 15,000 rogue landlords targeted for not registering tenants

Housing tsar says penalties are not strong enough

19th November, 2017

Around 15,000 rogue landlords are being pursued by the rental standards watchdog for failing to register their tenants.

It is another sign of the problems in the rental market, which is currently experiencing a dire shortage of available properties and spiraling rents.

The Residential Tenancies Board has sent out around 15,500 letters to landlords warning them that they face fines of up to €3,000 if they do not fulfil their legal obligation to register.

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