Seanad debates

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018: Second Stage

 

2:30 pm

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Fine Gael)

Their circumstances have changed. I came across a situation where someone let out their own house following a bereavement in the family. That person went to rent an alternative house in a different location, but when they wanted to move back into their own home, it took 14 months to get possession of their own house. When the person got possession, they got no rent for the 14 months and had the additional cost of having to do a significant amount of clean-up and replacement of furniture and fittings. There is no penalty when a tenant abuses a system.

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