Landlord-tenant disputes up 16 per cent this year

Complaints over withholding of deposits, invalid termination of leases by landlords and the non-payment of rent

18th December, 2016
Disputes between landlords and tennants are up from last year Pic: iStock

The number of disputes between landlords and tenants has increased by 16 per cent this year, at a time of rising tensions in the rental market.

The top three sources of complaints are the withholding of deposits by landlords, invalid termination of leases by landlords and the non-payment of rent by tenants.

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) said it had received 4,664 complaints so far this year, compared to 4,023 for the whole of last year.

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