Government to examine laws to prevent evictions from repossessed rental properties

Government to examine laws to prevent evictions from repossessed rental properties

The Government is to examine the introduction of legislative changes to prevent banks from evicting tenants from repossessed rental properties.

It is one of a range of measures discussed at a meeting between the housing charity Focus Ireland and Taoiseach Enda Kenny last Friday.

Housing charities have long called for changes to the law to prevent financial institutions from evicting tenants when they repossess a rental property.

They have now committed to examining what legislative changes could be introduced to ensure that banks do not evict tenants if they have no alternative accommodation.

A group has now been established in the Taoiseach’s department to progress the matter.

Other issues discussed at the meeting include the inadequacy of rent supplement, social housing and the provision of supports for children living in temporary accommodation.

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