Landlords face major cut in rental payments from social welfare tenants

Landlords face major cut in rental payments from social welfare tenants

Landlords face major cuts in rental payments from social welfare tenants from this month.

It follows a major review by the Department of Social Protection that found the State was paying well in excess of market value to private landlords in many parts of the country.

The reductions in rental payments to landlords by social welfare tenants will amount to as much as €270 a month in some parts of the country.

The government aims to save €22m a year on its €500m annual rent bill, paid to landlords for social welfare tenants.

Letters are being issued advising welfare tenants of the new maximum levels set for their rental supplements when their lease is due for renewal.

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  1. fiona at 1:38 pm

    i am currently trying to find accommodation for myself and my son, we need a 2 bed apt/house. with the new rent limits i am finding it very difficult to find somewhere. there needs to be a change in rents by landlords, i accept that not all landlords accept rent allowance for many reasons and thats fine its their decision at the end of the day .im just looking for somewhere nice to raise my son im not a party animal far from it infact. anyone have any similar experience at the moment?

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