Fears over ‘swell’ in evictions due to rent arrears after Covid crisis – The Irish Times

Housing charity Threshold has warned of a “swell” in tenants facing eviction notices after the coronavirus crisis on the back of mounting rent arrears.

The charity said that if rent supplements were not provided quickly and efficiently there was a risk of rent arrears accruing and “the risk of homelessness becomes real once the emergency period ends”.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the Government has commissioned an ESRI report on rent arrears which would “guide further decisions that may need to be made”.

“Some of those who were laid off first in the crisis will not be able to recover any rent arrears that they will have built up over the period, and we do not want to push a problem of a notice to quit, or something else, further down the line as that will not help them get on their feet,” Mr Murphy told the Dáil last

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