6,000 tenants at risk as new planning regulations introduced


Focus Ireland has warned that new regulations on private rented accommodation may increase the risk of homelessness for tenants in bedsits.


The new regulations which came into force just over a week ago means that traditional bedsits, where tenants shared amenities – such as bathrooms will no longer be legally available to rent.

Focus Ireland revealed that there were 6,000 tenants living in such accommodations in Ireland including a number on the South Circular Road. With many of these tenants either being unemployed or having some type of disability the charity has raised concerns over their abilities to afford higher rent than the bedsits offer.

Although they have expressed certain concerns over the new regulations Focus Ireland does support the aims of the regulations, as they are designed to vastly improve living standards for those most vulnerable in the rent market.

However it is the lack of clarity on how the new…

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