What happens when a tenant won't leave?

What happens when a tenant won't leave?


If a Notice of Termination is not complied with and the tenant does not leave, the only recourse is to refer a dispute to the PRTB about the tenant’s failure to comply with a valid Notice of Termination.

The landlord may not take the law into his own hands.  A dispute case referred to the PRTB about an illegal eviction will be given priority and there are procedures in the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 under which the PRTB may apply to the Circuit Court for an interim or interlocutory injunction to restrain the landlord and re-instate the tenant pending the PRTB’s determination of the dispute.

If a tenant has vacated a dwelling and the rent is at least 28 days in arrears, the tenant’s tenancy is deemed terminated under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 and the landlord is free to recover possession of the property.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Claudio at 11:33 am

    I m renting over 12 years yesterday I received notice of termination – Landord intends to sell the property. I have 225 days to leave. I have question if i don’t find anything to rent what happen if I stay longer ?

    Thank you


  2. Milia Tsaoussis-Maddock at 6:32 pm

    We have a tenant who is in arrears. The lease ends 12th of April. We cannot renew the lease as he is in arrears. We have notified him officially by letter on 27/03/2017 that he is in arrears and must pay up within 14 days of the notice before the lease ends. By Monday 10th of April we will notify him by letter again that he has 28 days to vacate the premise. If our tenant does not vacate what is the next action we must take? We are losing income with the arrears and inability to rent the premises to another potential tenant.

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