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Ireland Pregnant woman evicted from rental accommodation because landlord didn't want baby to disturb other tenants, Dail told

10:40  05 december  2019
10:40  05 december  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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A six months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying child, the Dáil has been told . Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire highlighted the case outlined by housing charity Threshold which said this

A six months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying child, the Dáil has been told . Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire highlighted the case outlined by housing charity Threshold which said this

a woman in a striped shirt: A pregnant woman (Andrew Matthews/PA) © PA Archive/PA Images A pregnant woman (Andrew Matthews/PA)

A YOUNG woman who was six months pregnant was forced out of rented accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying child, the Dáil has been told.

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire told fellow TDs that the case was brought to light by housing charity Threshold whose officials also said it was not an isolated incident. He said another woman with a new baby had been living in private rental accommodation but the baby was not wanted by the landlord - so she was forced into homelessness and emergency accommodation.

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A six-months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying child, the Dáil has been told . Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire highlighted the case outlined by housing charity Threshold, which said this

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Mr Ó Laoghaire said landlords were being “brazen because the deck is stacked in their favour and they know the deck is stacked” and they have power over the tenant.

“Can you even begin to imagine the stress, the worry and the anxiety caused to that pregnant woman?” the Cork South-Central TD asked the Taoiseach personally. He argued that these cases illustrated the depths of the crisis faced by renters under the Government’s tenure.

a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh O Laoghaire (Niall Carson/PA) Sinn Fein’s Donnchadh O Laoghaire (Niall Carson/PA)

The Sinn Féin TD said the 10,500 homeless people “deserved better than what they got last night.”  This was a reference to the the Government’s survival of a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy by 56 to just three votes.

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A LANDLORD who evicted his tenant 33 weeks into her pregnancy has been ordered to pay up. Pregnant renter kicked out of home because landlord worried baby would disturb his sleep. A WOMAN just weeks away from giving birth was evicted because her landlord worried the baby

A woman was kicked out of her home at 33 weeks pregnant because her landlord didn ' t want his Jelena Pavic received a tenancy termination notice from landlord Christopher Norton Bradfield Hogan told Bradfield he should hire a professional property manager if he wanted to continue as a

He accused the Taoiseach of arm twisting and cajoling three Independents. “You even bussed in the absent TD for Cork North Central for the vote,” he said in a reference to controversial TD Dara Murphy, who resigned on Wednesday.

Replying for the Government the Taoiseach said “pregnancy is not grounds for eviction which is illegal.” He said that was why the Rental Tenancies Board (RTB) was in place to help enforce tenants’ rights.

Taioseach Leo Varadkar at the British Irish Council meeting at Farmleigh in Dublin. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) © Catalyst Images Taioseach Leo Varadkar at the British Irish Council meeting at Farmleigh in Dublin. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

Mr Varadkar said he was not familiar with the case details. When Mr Ó Laoghaire later said that the landlord in the case was fined, Mr Varadkar said he approved.

“I’m reassured to hear that the law was enforced,” the Taoiseach said.

Mr Varadkar added there were good and bad landlords – and the RTB’s role was to deal with the bad ones. “The core of the solution to the housing shortage is more supply and that’s what we are doing,” the Taoiseach said.

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A landlord can issue an eviction notice if a tenant does not pay rent . Landlord Responsibilities. Landlords also must follow the rules outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act and the rules in the rental agreement. Do not disturb the tenant ’s possession or peaceful enjoyment of the rental unit.

If your landlord wants you to leave, they must give you notice in a particular way, including certain information and warnings. This depends on the type of tenancy agreement and its terms. Assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs).

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