Calls for reintroduction of moratorium on evictions – BreakingNews.ie

There have been calls for a moratorium on evictions and rent reviews to be reintroduced in line with the reintroduction of Covid-19 restrictions.Homeless charity Focus Ireland said it will prevent a spike in the number of people losing their homes and needing emergency accommodation.The charity has also warned about the occurrence of “chaotic evictions” at a time of such widespread anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic.There is currently a ban on evicting tenants who cannot pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a ban on rent increases.Focus Ireland chief executive Pat Dennigan said the risk of Covid-19 spreading in congregate settings will rise if more people need emergency accommodation.“The legislation which significantly reduced the protection for tenants was passed by the Dail in July when all the evidence suggested that the risk of Covid-19 was under control,” Mr Dennigan said.“The situation today is entirely different and the

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