Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (283)

Michael McGrath


283. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of rental properties and the number of landlords in the private rental sector in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49234/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

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

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) which was established as an independent statutory body under the Residential Tenancies Acts  2004-2019, operates a national tenancy registration system.

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 RTB set up a dedicated email address for this purpose. The RTB may be contacted at to establish the extent to which it may hold the information sought.