More than 360 people were served eviction notices in the two months after the Government lifted a blanket ban on removing tenants last August, figures from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) show.
The number of eviction notices served increased significantly in the second half of last year after emergency protections for renters introduced due to the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic were lifted. Some 787 people were issued eviction notices by landlords between March and the end of September.
The board, which adjudicates on disputes between tenants and landlords, also saw a small increase in reports of illegal evictions from July onwards.
The board dealt with 84 cases where tenants claimed they had been unlawfully evicted in the first three months last year. Between April and June, a total of 93 disputes were filed over illegal evictions.
Between July and September, the board dealt with 117 illegal eviction cases, according
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