It is a sad indictment of successive governments that the rental market has been completely unregulated for most of its history. The Residential Tenancies Board, which rules on landlord-tenant disputes, is just over a decade in existence.
Normal protections which are standard in other developed countries - such as deposit protection schemes to reduce conflicts between landlords and tenants - are still not in operation here.
For too long, renters have been seen as second...
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