Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1153, 1154, 1155, 1156)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

1153. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average length of a private rental tenancy here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44985/19]

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Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

1154. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the outcome of the tender process that was conducted in 2016 for a deposit protection scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44986/19]

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Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

1155. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the average cost for mediation, an adjudication and a tribunal provided via the Residential Tenancies Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44987/19]

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Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

1156. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of unlawfully retained deposits that the Residential Tenancies Board ordered landlords to return to tenants in each of the years 2015 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44991/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1153 to 1156, inclusive, together.

My Department does not hold or collate the information referred to in the Questions.

The Clerk of the Dáil requested that arrangements be put in place to facilitate the provision of information by State Bodies to members of the Oireachtas. Following the issue of Circular LG (P)05/16 on 20 September 2016 from my Department, the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) set up a dedicated email address for this purpose. The RTB may be contacted at OireachtasMembersQueries@rtb.ie to establish the extent to which it may hold the information sought.