Mis-managed by my property managers, can I sue for malpractice?
Simon Woodley asks:
(updated on Monday, January 14th 2008)
Our Experts Answer:I recommend that you seek independent legal advice regarding recourse against your property manager, as the Residential Tenancies Act doesn’t cover the relationship between a property owner and property manager. Your local Community Law Centre or Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to provide you with some free legal advice, or direct you the best source of information for your situation. In terms of the rent owed to you by your tenants, an application can be made to the Tenancy Tribunal for an order establishing the amount owed as a debt, as well as for an order terminating the tenancy. This will then enable you to pursue the debt either through an independent debt collections agency or through the Court Collections Unit. Contact the Department of Building and Housing on 0800 TENANCY (0800 836 262) from Monady to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm for information and advice about making an application to the Tenancy Tribunal.
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