News

Landlords To Give Longer Notice Under Proposed Tenant Law


Share this article


A proposed law change would mean landlords have to give at least three months notice if they want to kick tenants out.

People would also be able to see how much rent previous tenants paid, to stop drastic increases. 

The bill has support from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin, according to Social Democrats TD Roisin Shortall.

"After three years, a family can be evicted with just 56 days notice, and that's just not fair", she said.

Deputy Shorthall went on to explain that "when you're settled with your family, your kids are in a local school... it's just impossible to find alternative accommodation in that time".

It comes amid claims from The Taoiseach that extra staff have been taken on by the Department of Housing to deal with the volume of requests about the government's latest mortgage scheme.

The Housing Minister announced yesterday that people who earn under €50,000 a year, but don't qualify for social housing, can apply for a low-interest rate loan.

Leo Varadkar says extra staff have been taken on in the 24 hours since.

"The number of calls being made about the Rebuilding Ireland loan have been huge. Extra staff have been taken on because of the number of people phoning and going on the website", he told the Dail.


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

Up next

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Coop...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home with Dara Qu...

The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Brian Maher

The Fix with Brian Maher

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Ciaran O'Connor

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on