The service includes disputes over sureties, tenancy conditions, terminations, rent arrears, market rents, neighbours` claims, breaches of the landlord`s or tenant`s legal obligations, and other issues related to the tenancy agreement. It may also deal with disputes relating to leases or other leases that are not defined in the Residential Tenancies Act 2004. You do not need legal representation if you are pursuing a case at RTB. 5. Speed: Mediation is the fastest method of dispute resolution available. Parties to mediation may reach an agreement within weeks of filing their application, instead of taking several months to make a decision following a formal hearing. The parties want to continue to do business with their lives and mediation is a way to get a quick result. You can file a claim for an RTB court within 21 days of the decision of the awardee, which includes the appeal fee of 100.00 EUROS. However, you cannot file an appeal if you reached an agreement at the time of the decision and did not inform the RTB that you withdrew from the agreement during the 21-day cooling-off period following the hearing.
The RTB encourages the parties to agree at each stage of the litigation. If you wish to submit a proposed settlement to the application body, the RTB will be happy to submit it to the applicant for review. It is then up to the applicant to accept your proposal and withdraw the case or continue the hearing. Brainstorming: a discussion with people to explore options and possible solutions. Applicant part: a landlord, tenant or co-signer who asserts one right against another. Conference call: a phone call with a mediation officer and people involved in a dispute. Personal mediation: a meeting where people in conflict and a mediator meet to discuss a problem. Basic Rules: Basic Rules of Conduct. For example: no interruption when someone speaks, polite language, respectful behavior, etc.
Mediation: a confidential process by which the institution helps people discuss problems, find possible solutions and reach their own agreements. Mediation can take place in meetings, conference calls or separate telephone conversations. Mediation agreement: a written document prepared by a mediation officer to outline an agreement between an applicant and the respondent or, if no application is filed, between the parties involved. Negotiated agreements are confidential. You are not a matter of public registration. Delegate to mediation: a neutral third party. An officer who does not take sides or make a judgment, but helps people get their own agreement. Order: orders in writing the applicant and the respondent to either pay money, move or do something. Example 1: The lessor pays the tenant $500.00 in compensation for moving expenses on March 31, 2002. Example 2: The tenant will leave the apartment on March 31, 2002. Respondent: owner, tenant or co-signer who is the subject of a claim. The system helps customers who come to the branch with a problem and leaves it with a solution.
If both parties agree on a solution, a Client Services Officer (CSO) can prepare a mediation agreement defining the requirements of both parties. If no immediate agreement is reached, you have other options – you may decide to go to a hearing or the branch may continue to investigate.