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Threshold pre-budget proposals welcome - Eoin Ó Broin TD

19 September, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has welcomed the publication of Thresholds pre-budget submission which outlines measures the government should take to improve the rental sector.

Speaking today after the launch Deputy Ó Broin said:

“Threshold has made a number of recommendations that if implemented would greatly improve the lives of households renting in this State.

“The increased roll out and provision of affordable cost rental is one of the key recommendations of the submission and one which we fully support.

“Threshold also call for the introduction of an NCT for landlords to help improve standards for tenants.

“The introduction of an NCT for Landlords was mooted by Threshold before and a Sinn Féin Dáil motion was passed in 2017 calling for the introduction of an NCT type certification for landlords.

“It is disappointing yet unsurprising that the government has not yet taken action on this proposal, especially since it could be introduced at a relatively small cost.

“Some of the other measures proposed which Sinn Féin support include the introduction of indefinite tenancies, the removal of no reason evictions and increasing the vacant site levy.

“Sinn Féin will also be making its own pre budget submission in the coming weeks which will contain measures to tackle the rental crisis.”

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