Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (97)

Willie Penrose

Question:

81 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of complaints that have been filed to the recently established Private Residential Tenancies Board against landlords concerning anti-social behaviour by their tenants; if this new system is providing speedier resolution of such disputes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27337/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

While there have been some queries to the recently established Private Residential Tenancies Board from the public regarding anti-social behaviour by tenants, the board is not yet in a position to accept dispute referrals, as the relevant part of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 has not yet been commenced. It is intended to bring the remainder of the Act into operation after the deadline for registration expires on 1 December. Only when the dispute resolution service is operational will it be possible to provide statistics on the number of disputes referred to the board.

Question No. 82 answered with QuestionNo. 17.
Question No. 83 answered with QuestionNo. 27.