This is a case I watched in the Dublin Circuit Court this morning 2016/08511 John Scanlon - V - Patrick James Fogarty : Brendan D. O'Connor & Co. Solicitors The property was let in 2008. Arrears began in 2011, and since then payments have been sporadic. 6 Oct 2015, an initial date was set for a PRTB hearing, but the tenant said it did not suit him, so a new date was set 17 October 2015- Tenant did not appear at hearing 27 October 2015 -PRTB issued its determination €20,000 arrears due Notice of Termination was valid December 2015, the landlord went sale agreed on the premises, but the sale fell through. The determination was not appealed. In June 2016, the landlord found ads online where the tenant was trying to sublet it. A contract for sale closed in June The tenant vacated the premises in December I think. The tenant appeared in court on 27 February and wanted to oppose the judgement The case was adjourned because some 90 day notice period had not expired. The judge had directed the former tenant to file and affidavit of defence. The judge made an order today against the tenant for €20,890 with costs. The barrister presenting the case was excellent. Very clear. All the paperwork in order. Very systematic.