Renters whose income has been reduced by Covid19 and are unable or struggling to pay their rent can avail of protections from eviction or rent increases up to July 12th 2021 by self-declaring their reduced financial circumstances with the RTB. Click HERE for more.
The extended protections until 12th July 2021 means:
- A 90-day (rather than the usual 28 days) termination notice period applies where a tenant is in rent arrears due to Covid-19 and is at risk of losing their tenancy.
- Rent increases are prohibited for relevant tenancies up to and including 12 July 2021, with no backdating allowed.
- Renters whose income has been reduced by Covid can apply for Rent Allowance HERE
The aim is to assist tenants financially impacted by Covid-19, while recognising and balancing the rights of landlords who, equally, may be in financial difficulty during this unprecedented period.