People are Afraid to Say, it Bluntly, so I will, Most of the Tenants at Tathony House, are Irish, so they are not Relevant; No Government Support, just Fuck them out, in a Few Months: Back to Black 1847, the Red Coats, and the Evictions.

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‘SHOCKED’ | 

Renters ‘terrified’ as entire Dublin apartment block faces eviction

All tenants living in the 35 flats at Tathony House, Bow Bridge, Kilmainham were served on Wednesday with eviction notices to vacate the property by the start of next June.

Resident, James O’Toole,  who was served with an eviction notice to leave his one-bed flat
Resident, James O’Toole, who was served with an eviction notice to leave his one-bed fla

25th October 2022

Dozens of renters living in a Dublin apartment block have been served eviction notices as the building is being sold.

All tenants living in the 35 flats at Tathony House, Bow Bridge, Kilmainham were served on Wednesday with eviction notices to vacate the property by the start of next June.

James O’Toole, who has lived in a one-bed property in the building since 2009, said he is “terrified” to go back into the current rental market in Dublin with limited supply available.

“The eviction notice says that he wants to sell the building. He just wants to cash out,” Mr O’Toole told Independent.ie.

“We got a six-page document handed into each door. Everyone got it.

“Because I’m here since 2009 I’m entitled to 224 days, and my immediate neighbour is entitled to 224 days as well.

“I’ve been given the appropriate amount of time but I’m still looking at daft.ie and there is nothing to rent.

“We’re all aware of the housing situation, it’s a bit terrifying – I think people were just shocked.”

Mr O’Toole said he may be forced to move further out of Dublin to find suitable accommodation due to the lack of one-bedroom apartments and the soaring cost of rent in the city.

“I’m here 13 years and I’m terrified – first of all, you might not find somewhere because the rents are so expensive. I might have to leave Dublin 8 which is where I’ve grown up. I’m originally from this area and I’ve always lived here.

“I’m 48 and I would not like to live in a bedsit or a studio, where everything is in one room. That’s how I used to live in the ’90s.”

The flats are registered with the Residential Tenancies Board, however, the residents are seeking to approach the local authority to enforce the Tyrrelstown Amendment to stop the eviction.

The Tyrrelstown Amendment was introduced in January 2017 with the aim to prevent situations where a large number of residents in a single development are served with termination notices simultaneously by a landlord in order to sell the development.

However, there are currently two loopholes which allow landlords to terminate tenancies under the Tyrrelstown Agreement. These are if the landlord can prove that the market value of the property would be lowered by 20pc if the tenants remained in situ, or if the application of the agreement would cause hardship to the landlord.

“I don’t understand how the Government let that loophole – why is it so easy to get out of Tyrrelstown Agreement?” said Mr O’Toole.

It is understood the landlord has followed the proper eviction procedures set out by the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and residents were issued with leave-by dates according to the length of their tenancies.

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