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Testifying in the Hearing

It is an offence under The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 for a person to make an untrue statement in information provided under the Act, which includes during hearings.

The hearing officer knows nothing about the details of your case. You should prepare a point form summary, not a script, from which you can testify or answer the hearing officer's questions. Be sure the summary proceeds in a logical, brief manner.

Start at the beginning. For example, if you are claiming rent owing, you might prepare as follows:

  1. Address of residence and name of Tenant.
  2. Copy of any lease or details of any verbal lease as to the agreed upon rent.
  3. The rent ledger to show the detailed history of rents and payments.
  4. Receipt book and bank statements.

Or, if your case is about a refrigerator that fails to operate properly or at all, you would want to cover the following points:

  1. Address of residence and name of the landlord.
  2. Copy of lease or details of verbal lease.
  3. Problems encountered with the refrigerator.
  4. Details of when you contacted the landlord about the problem including any written request to repair.
  5. Details of when and how the problem was addressed.
  6. A list of food lost and replacement costs.
  7. A copy of receipts for any meals that had to be eaten outside the house.

Similarly, if you are defending a claim, you would prepare your evidence in the same logical manner, covering all of the points you feel essential to your case.

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