Home invasions by rogue landlords doing evictions, surely a criminal matter, else new law needed ?

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A landlord is not entitled to do an eviction, it needs to go to a sheriff

Yet certain landlords keep using heavies to do evictions, that is actually a criminal matter, as manhandling people is assault.

I think an update of the law is needed to make irregular entries to rented tenancies an outright criminal offense

Also the status of the RTB, a quasi legal body that has to apply to a District Court for any enforcement should be reviewed

Landlord ordered to pay tenants €12k after evictions - but he has a history of not paying renters money owed

One man had to be hospitalised after the incident when a hole was punched through the door of the apartment and the tenants were dragged out.

Dublin landlord may be arrested after forced eviction

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He is a real nasty piece of work. A total scumbag, slum-lord and dirtburd, and don't forget his partner in all his properties and massive debts Una McClean.

Some light reading about Mr slum-lord Howard below.

Mother and daughter 'living in shed' beside property owned by landlord 'involved in forced evictions'

https://slumleaks.wordpress.com/2017/12/24/who-is-paul-howard/

https://slumleaks.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/tenants-stories-1/

https://slumleaks.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/paul-howard-and-the-rtb/
 

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Feudalism Reloaded.
 

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Whats also interesting is the number of these tenants that sound (from their names) like they are migrants. What does that tell you about why some of the landlord class in Irish politics are so keen on immigration?
 

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The Garda are remiss here ... manhandling is assault...their bollix claims of it being a civil matter are down to their not understanding the law

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this clown knows the law given the amount of previous convictions, the Gardai should be trying to get him on a technicality and get him barred from being a director of any company or trading,, the CAB , the revenue, you just need people to come together to go after these scumbags instead of reacting to them,,
 

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The PRTB are absolutely useless when dealing with landlords or tenants.
This is the nub of the issue. In the UK if you are three months behind on your rent or six months behind on your mortgage the 'Can't pay we take it away' lads show up giving you an hour to pay in full or pack your bags. On reason why rents are lower in the UK.
 

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This is the nub of the issue. In the UK if you are three months behind on your rent or six months behind on your mortgage the 'Can't pay we take it away' lads show up giving you an hour to pay in full or pack your bags. On reason why rents are lower in the UK.
Not exactly. The LL must go through the county court system and get an eviction order and the tenant must then be given notice of the eviction date. The LL must then employ bailiffs to carry out the eviction but the bailiffs are not always available without long delays. The ll can pay an extra fee and have the judgement/eviction transferred to the High Court and then employ High Court bailiffs to deal with the eviction. This costs quite a lot extra and is usually not recoverable from penniless tenants.
 

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Not exactly. The LL must go through the county court system and get an eviction order and the tenant must then be given notice of the eviction date. The LL must then employ bailiffs to carry out the eviction but the bailiffs are not always available without long delays. The ll can pay an extra fee and have the judgement/eviction transferred to the High Court and then employ High Court bailiffs to deal with the eviction. This costs quite a lot extra and is usually not recoverable from penniless tenants.
Correct. Its a long process in the UK. The usual advice is to offer them something like 5k up front to quit, and have done.

I dont see the point of having another law which the Gardai wont enforce.
 

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A landlord is not entitled to do an eviction, it needs to go to a sheriff

Yet certain landlords keep using heavies to do evictions, that is actually a criminal matter, as manhandling people is assault.

I think an update of the law is needed to make irregular entries to rented tenancies an outright criminal offense

Also the status of the RTB, a quasi legal body that has to apply to a District Court for any enforcement should be reviewed

Landlord ordered to pay tenants €12k after evictions - but he has a history of not paying renters money owed



Dublin landlord may be arrested after forced eviction

Cyp
Is this an isolated case from one landlord or some new epidemic from landlords?
 

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Is this an isolated case from one landlord or some new epidemic from landlords?
There is a series of cases from different landlords

The theme tends to be premises overcrowded, typically with immigrants

Offhand I can think of perhaps 3 landlords with 10+ properties each at this

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There is a series of cases from different landlords

The theme tends to be premises overcrowded, typically with immigrants

Offhand I can think of perhaps 3 landlords with 10+ properties each at this

Cyp
Migrants are usually too frightened to fight back and defend themselves. That's why these scum landlords prefer them to the Native Irish. Same with these scum cheap employers.
 

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There is a series of cases from different landlords

The theme tends to be premises overcrowded, typically with immigrants

Offhand I can think of perhaps 3 landlords with 10+ properties each at this

Cyp
That is a problem but not sure more legislation is the way to deal with it. Tenants already have huge protections in Irish law, and sounds like greater awareness of the available protection is needed among migrant communities.
 

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Is this an isolated case from one landlord or some new epidemic from landlords?
No and no. It's been going on for years. I doubt the Landlords themselves won't get their hands dirty. The Landlord pays the rent collector, and the rent collector pays the muscle. If you're a poor immigrant, you're going to pay the extortionate rent. Open your mouth, and you'll get evicted.
 

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That is a problem but not sure more legislation is the way to deal with it. Tenants already have huge protections in Irish law, and sounds like greater awareness of the available protection is needed among migrant communities.
Irish tenants have very poor protection compared to more civilized countries like Germany.
 

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That is a problem but not sure more legislation is the way to deal with it. Tenants already have huge protections in Irish law, and sounds like greater awareness of the available protection is needed among migrant communities.
That sounds great in theory, but it's not how the real world of slum Landlordism works. Not all Landlords are bad people, but don't be surprised if you start hearing tales of immigrants being intimidated by rack renting slum Landlords.
 


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