The Cabinet has approved legislation that will grant a temporary and conditional delay on tenant terminations for the length of the present housing crisis, according to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien. No-fault tenancy terminations scheduled for the next winter months will be postponed until 31 March 2023 under the Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Bill 2022.
Exemptions to the termination of residential tenancies are considered to be the following; damage to the property over and above normal wear and tear, anti – social behaviour, non – payment of rent or invalidating insurance.
Your termination date will be delayed until after the eviction ban if it comes between 30 October 2022 and 31 March 2023. Depending on how long you’ve been renting and when your lease originally ended, your new termination date will change.
Property rights in Ireland are subject to the common good however coming into Winter the government want to make sure people are not fearful that they’re going to be evicted. So, this is a temporary measure insuring a short term solution to potential homelessness this Winter.