Housing charity claims illegal evictions ongoing during Covid-19 outbreak

'A small number' of landlords have been trying to carry out illegal evictions of tenants during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Threshold.
Housing charity claims illegal evictions ongoing during Covid-19 outbreak
Rents actually stayed at similar levels or went up slightly as house prices fell according to a Daft.ie report.
Rents actually stayed at similar levels or went up slightly as house prices fell according to a Daft.ie report.

'A small number' of landlords have been trying to carry out illegal evictions of tenants during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Threshold.

Threshold CEO John Mark McCafferty says attempted illegal evictions by a small number of landlords continue to be a concern.

Mr McCafferty says: "We have had reports of certain renters under pressure because of illegal evictions or attempted illegal evictions by a small number of landlords.

"That continues to be a concern."

A housing market report released by Daft.ie. shows that nationally sale prices in June this year were an average 3.3% lower than in 2019.

The report also found rent prices went up slightly in the last three months compared to falling house prices.

It costs over €1400 on average to rent a home, going up to €2,000 in Dublin.

Overall in Munster saw the biggest fall in property sale prices in the last 12 months - with a drop of 4.9%.

The report indicates that the rental segment has been less affected than sales.

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