Banning evictions from rental housing this winter is back on the government’s agenda and will be discussed by the three coalition party leaders was due to take place Monday night, however that didn’t happen.
A “temporary and conditional” ban was expected to be introduced by the government last night, however it’s understood the party leaders spoke only by phone and that they’ll discuss the topic later today in the Dail.
He is following the advice of the Attorney General taken by Housing Secretary Darragh O’Brien.
There is no firm opinion yet on when a ban might be introduced, although some have suggested it could be applied alongside the blackout moratorium.
This should last from the beginning of December to the end of February.
Earlier this month, a TD group at Fianna Fáil called for a temporary ban on evictions after a worrying rise in tenant evictions in recent weeks.
This week, Tánaiste said such a temporary ban would mean fewer people would lose their homes this winter.
However, he warned that it could also speed up the number of landlords leaving the rental market, leading to a spike in homelessness next year.
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