Rising number of tenants refusing to leave homes – The Irish Times

Cases involving tenants who refuse to leave their homes have increased dramatically this year, searches on the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) database show.

RTB findings involving tenants’ refusal to leave published since January have already exceeded the number for the whole of 2018.

“It’s a sign of the times, of the market,” said Stephen Large, Dublin regional services manager with the tenants’ rights organisation, Threshold.

“If you are faced with the difficult choice of entering the homeless service or staying where you are, most people would choose to stay where they are.”

Organisations representing landlords and tenants both say that the continuing rise of cases involving “overholding” – where a tenant fails to leave after being served with a valid termination notice – is a reflection of the supply crisis in the housing market, and the allied problem of rising rents.

A search of the RTB database for completed cases

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