The new Irish government says it is putting in place measures to make it easier for tenants to evict.

The Housing Minister, Simon Coveney, said last month he had ordered measures to help tenants who are facing eviction.

He said he was committed to making the process easier.

The measures are expected to be introduced in the next few weeks.

The changes include: The government is planning to publish the new rules for tenant rights on Tuesday, which will come into force in March 2018.

This will give tenants more time to appeal. 

There will be a new “Landlord and Tenant Rights Code of Practice”, which will outline what is and is not a valid defence to eviction. 

The new law will include: The right to be represented in court by a lawyer; the right to legal advice; the power to make representations to the court, to be heard by the court and to have a lawyer present; the rights of tenants and landlords to get advice about their tenancy conditions. 

Tenants will also be able to lodge a written request for a judge to hear their case before a court, and for a court to make a decision. 

In a bid to ease concerns about the quality of rental housing, the Government is also introducing an incentive scheme, which allows tenants to pay a fee for their housing. 

A new “rent-to-income” incentive scheme is also in place, which gives tenants who have an income below the threshold to pay for the value of the rent they are paying. 

It means landlords can now be forced to give tenants a percentage of the income they are earning. 

However, tenants will still need to apply for a council grant or pay rent upfront. 

 In some cases, the government is also making it easier to evict landlords, allowing them to apply to the courts for a “lease termination order”.

This means a tenant can be evicted without having to get a court order. 

This will be the first time the Irish Housing Act will be used to evict a landlord in the country.

The law was amended in 2014 and changed to allow landlords to evict tenants without a court hearing if they had breached the tenancy agreement. 

Tent houses, where people live in one space for a limited period of time, are often called “shelters”. 

Tenancy in Ireland has been increasing over the last few years, as more people move into the capital. 

But some landlords say the increase in the number of people living in them has created a housing crisis. 

They say they have been forced to offer tenants lower rent than in the past, with rents in some areas as low as €1,000 a month. 

Mr Covene said the new legislation would provide the Government with a way to make sure people have the right of access to their property without being forced to pay. 

“The new legislation will make it a lot easier for landlords to go after people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said.

He added that the new system would help landlords get tenants out of a situation that was “very hard to leave”.

Irish Independent

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