Parties can take their own enforcement and the permission of the Board to do so is not required. A very useful Guide to Enforcement in the District Court can be downloaded here. The RTB, on request, will release any documentation held on its file and listed in the Guide as a necessary proof for the Court.
The RTB cannot provide a party with legal advice in relation to taking these proceedings. A party taking their own proceedings can represent themselves in the Court or engage the services or an independent solicitor.
Enforcement proceedings may only be initiated when the compliance period* has elapsed and the other party has failed to comply with one or more terms of the Determination Order made by the RTB.
*The compliance period runs from the date of issue of the Determination Order, This date can be found on the cover letter enclosing the Determination Order and is not the date the Determination Order was made by the Board. For example, if a Determination Order refers to a compliance period of 7 days (i.e. X has 7 days to pay Y rent arrears) and the Determination Order was posted on 1 January, the compliance period elapses on 8 January.