Local residents have called on voluntary housing body, Cluid Housing to abandon its hardline “small pet-eviction” policy in their Belarmine apartments in Stepaside.
“In November, I was approached by a group of shocked residents from Belarmine Hall. They told me that Cluid notified them that all pets should be removed by Christmas Eve,” says local Sinn Fein councillor Chris Curran.
“Needless to say, the residents were extremely upset. I couldn’t believe Cluid’s insensitivity.”
Cluid Housing does have a no-pet policy in their tenancies. However, residents have said that this policy has not been enforced for 11 years and thus, they began to bring pets into their homes.
Curran says that Cluid Housing brought some residents to the Residential Tenancy Board to discuss the matter.
“During the mediation process no agreement was reached in mediation. In fact, I found Cluid to become entrenched in their position,” he says.
“The residents even
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