Landlords will be able to proceed with eviction proceedings against tenants from April 23rd, 2021, following the lifting of the 5km rule on non-essential travel on Monday.
The Residential Tenancies Act 2020 introduced temporary protections for tenants, as long as this 5km rule, designed to moderate movement and drive down Covid-19 infections, was in place.
These protections meant that while landlords could serve a notice of termination during the emergency period, which ran from December 31st to April 12th, these eviction notices could not in fact take effect until after the emergency period expired.
An exemption applied in some cases where a tenant had failed to comply with their obligations.
With this emergency period now ended however, the effective ban on most evictions has also finished.
As notice periods were also paused during the emergency period, termination dates will need to be recalculated upon the expiry
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