PENSIONERS facing steep rental hikes or eviction from their retirement village have won a significant ruling which will stop this happening.
The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) ruled in favour of eight older folk living in the Park Retirement Village at Castletroy agreeing that the rent rises served to them were “invalid” and cannot be imposed.
In each case, the RTB, which is underpinned by government legislation ruled in favour of the residents who were facing a rise in their tenancy fees of up to 10%, or in two cases, eviction.
Residents association chairperson Frances Blackburn, who was one of those who took a case, has welcomed the ruling, and said it represents an acknowledgement that CRV Park Ltd, the vehicle which owns the complex had “not handled the situation in the way they should have.”
The Limerick Leader first revealed the dispute in November, after a residents association meeting took
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