Cork TD believes evictions will increase in August – EchoLive.ie

A CORK TD has said he expects a “big increase in evictions” from August.

That’s despite those whose incomes have been hit by Covid-19, and who are in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, being protected from eviction due to rent arrears until next January.

Solidarity TD Mick Barry said the new Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill 2020 ends the blanket ban on evictions and rent increases, while it will also allow the issuing of Notices to Quit from August for reasons other than rent arrears.

“The Bill only protects tenants on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from eviction if the landlord tries to evict on grounds of rent arrears,” Deputy Barry said.

“If the landlord tries to evict on grounds of sale of property, refurbishment, moving a relative in etc then there is no protection even for those

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