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Enforcement notice and tenants.

  • 17-09-2021 12:31pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,209 ✭✭✭ endofrainbow

    Came across an interesting scenario and wonder what would happen next.

    Tenants moved in shortly before an enforcement notice was issued on the building by the council.

    Landlord given 3 months to comply which he didn't. 3 months later, tenants get a copy of said notice and inspection of premises carried out. Letting agent denies all knowledge of notice.

    No inspections during covid so tenants are now there 6 months but with enforcement notice which landlord/Letting agent ignoring, hanging over their heads.

    What's the next step.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,528 ✭✭✭ dennyk

    An enforcement notice regarding what exactly? Planning issues would be for the landlord to resolve, not the tenant, and any resulting fines and such would be for the landlord to pay.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,209 ✭✭✭ endofrainbow

    An illegal build. Just curious to know if letting agent are obliged to accommodate the tenants or if they're due any kind of refund.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,617 ✭✭✭ Claw Hammer

    It would be up to the tenant to check on planning before entering the lease. If the tenants have to leave they could possibly claim a breach of landlord obligations at the RTB who may award some compensation. The letting agent would not be responsible.