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Tenancy Deposits

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Currently, section 12 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, states that a landlord shall return or repay promptly any deposit paid by the tenant to the landlord on entering into the agreement for the tenancy or lease, subject to compliance by the tenant with provisions regarding:

  • rent arrears
  • unpaid bills
  • damage above normal wear and tear

Where a landlord withholds a deposit unjustly, the tenant may bring a dispute to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) for resolution.


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