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Now is not the time to restrict supports for renters

Posted on March 28, 2021 by Aideen Hayden

Aideen Hayden

The moratorium on evictions was first introduced in March 2020 as an emergency public health measure to restrict movement during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure that renters could remain in their homes. Since then, the effectiveness of restricting the grounds for terminations has been obvious, with reductions of 44% in family homelessness and 40% in child homelessness between February 2020 and February 2021. Residential Tenancies Bill A new Residential Tenancies Bill is moving through the …

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Sentiment among those living in private rented sector is bleak

Posted on November 14, 2020 by Aideen Hayden

Aideen Hayden

The findings of Threshold’s latest Tenant Sentiment Survey paint a grim picture of people's experiences of renting in Ireland. Threshold surveyed over 150 tenants to assess their sentiment and outlook on the private rented sector. The reality is that while one in four people rent in Ireland today, very few of them want to rent – only 15% – and most want to own their own home or get secure social housing. This means that people are not renting by choice, but because they either cannot …

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