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Illegal Evictions

Tenants' problems increasing despite €500m spent on rent supplement

The rental sector has taken the place of social housing for those in need – but standards are slipping to unacceptable levels, says the national housing organisation.

THE RENTAL SECTOR has replaced social housing for people in need in Ireland, according to the national housing organisation.

Threshold will launch its annual report today, which will outline how the state has fallen down in terms of providing funding for rented accommodation, RTÉ reports.

Last year the state spent €500m on rent supplement, Threshold chairperson Aideen Hayden said ahead of the launch – but despite this, tenants are experiencing more problems with their accommodation.

The organistaion will document:

  • An increase in landlords withholding deposits
  • A growing problem of illegal evictions
  • Poor accommodation standards for tenants

Threshold has called upon the state to tackle the problem proactively.

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