Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (404)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Ceist:

404. Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will consider re-introducing the eviction ban in the event that the public health advice is that persons do not leave their own county and limit their movement; if he will provide the legal advice received on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27210/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

With effect from 1 August 2020, the Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 protects tenants facing rent arrears from any rent increase or tenancy termination prior to 11 January 2021, subject to the tenant making an appropriate declaration.

Currently I have no plans to prohibit tenancy termination, in any other circumstance, in Dublin on foot of its rating at level 3 under the National Framework for Living with Covid-19. Under level 3, people are advised to stay in their county (or other defined geographical area) apart from for work, education and other essential purposes, if appropriate. Any further measures will be informed by the extent to which restrictions of movement introduced on public health grounds are of such a nature as to inhibit the normal functioning of the rental market.

Legal advices obtained from the Office of the Attorney General are confidential and will not be published.