Housing charity dealing with four evictions in Cork a day
“If the owners want to get out of the market, then let the state buy the property in question and keep the tenant there,” said Socialist Party & Solidarity TD Mick Barry.
“I have presented a bill to the Oireachtas to outlaw evictions for the sale of property. I would be perfectly willing to allow it to be amended to put in place provisions like this.
His comments follow comments from Threshold representatives who told an Oireachtas committee this week that nationwide he now receives a call every 20 minutes from tenants facing eviction.
The Dáil was told yesterday that tenants needed relief and that runaway rents had to end.
In Cork, the Threshold team handled some 800 redundancy notice cases in the first eight months of this year, compared to 467 for the same period in 2021.
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