The Residential Tenancies Act ( RTA ) is not easy to navigate. There have been succesive amendments to the RTA since it's enactment in 2004, the most recent in 2021. It is only in 2020 that a consolidated version of the RTA has been published.
Opinion on the RTA still varies throughout the industry and those who have contacted the RTB for advice on the RTA can testify that they have received different answers to the same question depending on the day. This is a measure of the complexities involved.
In addition to the RTB, the RTA created a juducial system that deals with disputes. At the time of writing, Adjudicators and Tribunals could not be guided by the RTB in their judgements, which in some cases have been conflicting with prior judgements about the same issue.
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