The Rent Board was established in terms of Part V of the Control of Rent and Tenancy Agreements Act.
The Rent Board is an independent tribunal appointed by the Minister of of Habitat, Infrastructure and Land Transport and is in charge of dealing with tenancy disputes. The Board before making any orders gives all interested parties the opportunity of being heard and the right to produce evidence. The laws of Seychelles relating to witnesses and evidence shall be applicable to all witnesses appearing and to all evidence taken before the Board. The opinion of the majority of the members of the Board present and expressing an opinion shall be decisive upon any question before the Board and in case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second and casting vote. When the Chairman is absent the members shall appoint a member to preside over the proceedings, and this member shall have all the powers and duties of the Chairman. The proceedings of the Board are open to the public. Any person aggrieved by any decision or order of the Board may appeal to the Supreme Court.
The Board sits once every Friday of the week and is presided by the Chairperson and at the least two members. The Rent Board is located in the Victoria Magistrate Court Building.
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