Evictions of people from rental accommodation can resume from today as a grace period following last week’s lifting of the ban ends.
Housing charity Threshold and Opposition politicians raised fears that homelessness will rise as a result but the Government defended remaining measures aimed at protecting tenants.
Meanwhile, property owners responded to the lifting of the eviction ban saying it is “essential” that the rental market is allowed to return to “some normality”.
The ban on evictions was linked to the 5km Covid-19 travel restriction. This was lifted to allow county-wide travel on Monday April 12th and a 10-day grace period on evictions expires today.
Protection from eviction remains in place for people in rent arrears who declare to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) they are in receipt of financial support from the State to help with loss of earnings caused by Covid-19.
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