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Notice of Appointment to the Chair of the Residential Tenancies Board

Published on Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019

The Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government on the 23 October 2019, formally appointed a new Chair of the Residential Tenancies Board. Mr Dunne was appointed as Chair designate on 01 October 2019 following the expiration of former Chair, Ms Catriona Walsh’s second term of appointment on 30 September 2019.

The Residential Tenancies Board is an independent statutory agency established in 2004 under the Residential Tenancies Act and it main functions are:

  • The operation of the national registration system for all private residential tenancies, Approved Housing Body (AHB) sector tenancies, and student-specific accommodation.
  • The provision of an efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution service to tenants, landlords and related third parties in these sectors and affording protection to all parties without them having to resort to the Courts.
  • The active investigation of complaints about non-compliance with residential tenancies legislation and issuing of administrative sanctions when necessary.
  • Publishing the Quarterly Rent Index for private rented accommodation, conducting research into the sector, and supporting the operation of the Rent Pressure Zone regime for controlling rental increases.
  • The provision of advice to the Minister in relation to the private rented sector.
  • And providing information to the public on their rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Acts.

The Minister has appointed Mr Thomas Dunne, as Chair of the Residential Tenancies Board from 01 October 2019 to 31 August 2024.