Change to RTA – Enforcement of Determination Orders moves from Circuit Court to District Court
With Effect from 26th February 2018, the enforcement of RTB Determination Orders has moved from the Circuit Court to the District Court. Enforcement is an important function of the Residential Tenancies Board. When landlords, tenants and third parties bring disputes to the RTB through mediation, adjudication or tribunal, they receive a legally binding Determination Order.
Where a determination order is not complied with the RTB may take enforcement proceedings to the courts. This change in moving from the Circuit to the District Court is therefore an important and welcome change. As there are more District Courts nationwide which sit more often than the Circuit Court, this will provide for quicker access to the Courts at a significantly reduced cost.
What to do if a Determination Order is not complied with?
If an order is not complied with, there are two options for enforcement.
1 – You can make an application for the RTB to take enforcement in the courts on your behalf.
2 – You can take your own enforcement proceedings in court yourself
If you wish to request the RTB to provide assistance to you to pursue enforcement you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.