Chairman designate of the Residential Tenancies Board Tom Dunne at a meeting of the housing committee this morning
At a meeting of the housing committee.
Chairman designate of the Residential Tenancies Board Tom Dunne referred to accidental landlords as “very vulnerable as a class of people”.
Aisling Kenny, of RTÉ, reports:
The chairman designate of the Residential Tenancies Board has said the fear of difficult tenants is one of the reasons why “accidental” landlords are getting out of the market.
Speaking to the Oireachtas Housing Committee, Tom Dunne said some landlords are “vulnerable” and he said they need support.
He said many are “accidental” landlords who might not be aware of the risks associated with being a landlord.
Mr Dunne said many do not have the money to carry out repairs and he said many landlords were “vulnerable”.
Mr Dunne later mentioned, in response to a question from Cork Solidarity–People Before Profit TD Mick Barry, that he’s never personally been either a tenant or a landlord.