How do I make an application or appeal to the tribunal?
To make an application or appeal you must complete and send the relevant application form to the Residential Property Tribunal Wales. Applications will only be accepted in hard copy by post or hand delivered. Application forms and guidance booklets can be downloaded from the website for the tribunal, or please contact the tribunal’s office if you would like us to send you an application form or guidance booklet.
What if I have any additional needs?
Please make sure that you give details of any additional needs when you send us your appeal application. For example, you should say if you need a signer or an interpreter at the hearing, or need any additional arrangements for the hearing.
Can the tribunal recommend any representatives to assist me with my application?
As a judicial body the tribunal cannot make recommendations about representatives or provide advice about applications. The useful resources pages of our website provides details of organisations that may be able to help.
Is there a deadline for making an application?
Our guidance booklets contain important information about applications, time-limits and the tribunal procedures.
Do I have to pay a fee to make an application?
There are fees involved in some, but not all, applications. It is important that you check the guidance booklet when making an application: Residential Property Tribunal and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal: Fees and Fees Waiver Guidance – Guidance Booklet LVT/RPT-G1
Is my application fee refundable if my case is upheld?
No. Once an application has been submitted to the tribunal and the process begins the application fee is not refundable.
What happens if I wish to withdraw my application?
As long as you are the applicant, you can withdraw your application at any stage. You should notify the tribunal in writing and copy your letter to all other parties involved in the application.
What happens once the tribunal receives an application?
A copy of the application and all documents received with the application will be sent to the party named as the respondent in the appeal application. The application will then be reviewed by a procedural chairperson. The procedural chairperson may decide to issue written directions to the parties or order a pre-trial review.
Can I send an application or appeal to the tribunal by email?
The tribunal does not accept applications or appeals by email or fax, hard copy forms must be submitted.
Do I have to send original documents with the application or appeal?
No. In the first instance please provide photocopies. If there is a hearing you may be asked to produce the originals.
Who has a copy of the evidence submitted for an appeal or application?
All parties to the appeal or application must have a copy of each others evidence. Evidence includes the appeal or application form as well as all correspondence, papers, documentation submitted to the tribunal by the person making the appeal and the respondent named in the appeal.
The tribunal panel must also have a copy of all evidence received by the tribunal in respect of a case.
How long does it take from when the tribunal receives an application to when it issues a decision?
The timescale will vary depending on the type of case but the tribunal always endeavours to deal promptly with applications and to keep you informed of progress.