Dublin landlord claims he has 'never encountered' HAP recipients being refused tenancies – Newstalk

A prominent Dublin landlord claims he has ‘never encountered’ a Housing Assitance Payment (HAP) recipient being refused a tenancy.

Joe Doyle says there’s only ‘anecdotal evidence’ of prejudice against HAP recipients in the rental market.

The subject came up during a lively discussion on the quality of housing in Dublin on today’s Hard Shoulder.

Dublin landlord claims he has ‘never encountered’ HAP recipients being refused tenancies

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During the discussion, Ireland AM reporter Brianna Parkins noted there’s a ‘huge prejudice’ against people who are on HAP – saying she herself has interviewed several people about it.

However, Mr Doyle insisted there are no landlords turning down potential tenants due to HAP.

He said: “In my experience, I’ve never encountered it.

“I’m a substantial landlord in my part of the city… pretty much 90% of our tenants

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