RTB Cases

Moving out at the end of a fixed term lease

  • A tenant must give the appropriate notice to move out at the end of their fixed term, if you have the appropriate clause in your lease.
  • The 14 days notice must show rent only and no admin / late fees.
  • Rent review date is the date the letter is delivered, not the date the new rent takes affect.
  • Be fast with informing tenants of re-letting fees and other fees if they change their minds about taking an apartment.
  • Adjudicators can use this as an excuse to award tenants.
  • According to the CER and IPOA, tenants are 100% responsible for damages from installing a pre-pay meter.
  • Introducing surprise information and accusations at adjudications often works; adjudicators don’t like refusing new evidence.
 
NOT = notice of termination
PRTB = Private Residential Tenancies Board (changed name to RTB in 2016)
RTB = Residential Tenancies Board
IPOA = Irish Property Owners Association

RTB Dispute Outcomes

RTB Cases

DR No: DR0218-41391

Parties: Applicant Tenant: EDWARD LAM – Respondent Landlord: Terry Scott

Subject of Dispute: Standard and maintenance of dwelling, Deposit retention, Breach of landlord obligations

Order Date: 28th August 2018

Determination Order: The respondant landlord shall pay €0 to the Applicant tenant

DR No: DR0218-41701

Parties: Applicant Landlord : Newcourt Retirement Fund Managers Ltd. as Trustees of the Aoife O Cleirigh PRSA – Respondent Tenants : SHAKEEL ANJUM; MUHAMMAD ZAKRIA SAMAD

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears, Damage in excess of normal wear and tear

Order Date: 05th March 2019

Determination Order: The respondant tenant shall pay €550 to the Applicant landlord

DR No: DR0514-12242

Parties: Applicant Landlord : Hugh Delaney – Respondant tenant : MARK HANLEY

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears

Order Date: 17th October 2014

Determination Order: The respondant tenant shall pay €3,378.15 to the Applicant landlord

DR No: DR0317-32742

Parties: Appellant landlord: Peter Woods – Respondent tenants: KATIE O’TOOLE, SANJIV RIJAL

Subject of Dispute: Breach of tenant obligations, Rent arrears

Order Date: 22nd September 2017

Determination Order: The tenant shall pay €2,093.40 to the Applicant Landlord

DR No: DR0217-32058/TR0517-002364

Parties: Appellant landlord: Hurstgreen Ltd. – Respondent tenant: COILIN CREHAN

Subject of Dispute: Breach of landlord obligations, standard/maintenance

Order Date: 1st Aug 2017

Determination Order: Tenant’s application for breach of landlord obligations and for standard/maintenance are not upheld

DR No: DR1215-22957, DR0516-26172

Parties: Applicant landlord: Peter Woods – Respondent tenant: SEBASTIAN BALATESCU

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears, Breach of tenant obligations

Order Date: 13th May 2016, 1st Feb 2017

Determination Order: Tenant shall pay to the applicant landlord €1,429.40

DR No: DR1015-21852

Parties: Applicant Landlord: Castlefreke Holdings Ltd – Respondant Tenant(s): THOMAS VIDAL, JOANNA VIDAL

Subject of Dispute: Breach of tenant obligations, damage in excess of normal wear and tear, rent arrears

Order Date: 21st Dec 2015

Determination Order: Tenant shall pay to the applicant landlord €318.72

DR No: DR0815-20529, DR0216-24203, DR0516-26198/DR0816-28499, TR0117-002141/DR1116-30326

Parties: Applicant Tenant(s): N___ C______, A____ S________ – Respondant Landlord: Hurstgreen Ltd.

Subject of Dispute: Notice of termination

Order Date: 10th Nov 2015, 13th May 2016, 11th Nov 2016

Determination Order:

DR No: DR0815-20323/TR0915-001386

Parties: Appellant: KOSSIVI KPETO – Respondent: Hurst Green Limited

Subject of Dispute: Rent more than market rate, Other

Order Date: 9th Dec 2015

Determination Order: The rent increase is upheld

DR No: DR0315-17160/TR0615-001207

Parties: Appellant: PAMELA DUNNE, SEAN NOLAN

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears, Others

Order Date: 13th Nov 2015

Determination Order: Tenant shall pay to the applicant landlord €2,270

DR No: DR0215-16773

Parties: Applicant Tenant : ALEXANDRE GERLIC – Respondent Landlord : HurstGreen Limited

Subject of Dispute: Deposit retention

Order Date: 3rd July 2015

Determination Order: The landlord shal refund €800 to the tenant having justifyably retained €1,174.19 for losses incurred due to the vacancy period

DR No: DR0115-16138

Parties: Applicant Tenant : ERIKA BAJZOVA – Respondent Landlord : Park House Property Holdings Ltd

Subject of Dispute: Deposit retention

Order Date: 1st May 2015

Determination Order: The applicant tenant’s application regarding deposit retention is not upheld.

DR No: DR0914-14292

Parties: ALAN GORMAN

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears

Order Date: 13th March 2015

Determination Order: The tenant shall pay €1,540 to the landlord

Update: This case has proceeded to enforcement

DR No: DR0914-14028

Parties: Applicant Tenant : EMMA MULLEN, AARON BYRNE

Subject of Dispute: Deposit retention

Order Date: 17th Oct 2014 (Withdrawn)

Determination Order: None

DR No: DR0814-13825/TR1114-000947

Parties: Appellant: Park House Property Holdings Ltd – Respondent: PATRICK CLARKE, LUCY MCROBERTS

Subject of Dispute: Rent more than market rate

Order Date: 19th June 2015

Determination Order: The monthly market rent is set at €1,400 instead of €1,450

DR No: DR0814-13759/TR1114-000948

Parties: Appellant: Westcourt Management Services Ltd – Respondent : RONAN DILLON, LAURA COLLINS

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears

Order Date: 5th June 2015

Determination Order: The monthly market rent is set at €1,375 instead of €1,450

DR No: DR0814-13541

Parties: BEN NICHOLSON, CIAN RYAN

Subject of Dispute: Deposit retention

Order Date: 11th Sept 2014 (Withdrawn)

Determination Order: None

DR No: DR0714-13383

Parties: DEREK WATTS, HAZEL HALL

Subject of Dispute: Rent increase

Order Date: 22nd Oct 2014

Determination Order: The rent increase stands

DR No: DR0514-11959/TR1014-000882, DR0614-12572 (Withdrawn), DR0714-13312

Parties: Appellant: Park House Property Holdings Ltd. – Respondent: KAMIL RAKOCZY

Subject of Dispute: Invalid Notice of Termination

Order Date: 20th March 2015

Determination Order: The rent increase is upheld, the notice of termination is invalid

DR No: DR0314-11188

Parties: Respondent Tenant : ELAINE CULLEN

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears

Order Date: 17th Oct 2014

Determination Order: Tenant shall pay to the applicant landlord €2,272

Update: This case has proceeded to enforcement

DR No: DR0314-11186

Parties: Respondent Tenants : STEPHEN CARROL-SHOTT, EDEL JORDAN

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears

Order Date: 24th Oct 2014

Determination Order: The tenant’s agreed a payment plan for the rent arrears

DR No: DR1113-09100

Parties: Applicant Landlord: Hurstgreen Ltd. – Respondent Tenant: KOHLIN SCHREUDER, also goes by KOHLIN HARRIS and KOHLIN LOURENCO

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears, Anti-social behaviour, Breach of tenant obligations, Damage in excess of normal wear and tear

Order Date: 14th May 2014

Determination Order: Tenant shall pay to the applicant landlord €5,061.23

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DR No: DR0513-06029

Parties: Applicant Landlord: Park House Property Holdings – Respondent Tenant: KINGA PILICHOWSKA

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears, Damage in excess of normal wear and tear, notice of termination

Order Date: 16th Aug 2013

Determination Order: Tenant shall pay to the applicant landlord €5,910

Update: This case has proceeded to enforcement

DR No: DR0313-04989/0313-05027/TR0613-000322

Parties: Appellant: M______ S______, ALES OBERREITER, DASA KOROSIOVA, VERONIKA POSPECHOVA, MARTIN POSPECH – Respondent: Mary Moloney, Tony Gannon

Subject of Dispute: Rent arrears

Order Date: 18th Oct 2013

Determination Order: The rent increase is upheld, agreement was reached on damages.