Help Us Report: Have You Asked Your Landlord for Rent Relief?

On 14 March, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy put out a statement saying that tenants facing difficulties paying rent payments because of the fall-out of Covid-19 should engage with their landlords, and asking for “all parties to residential tenancies to exercise forbearance”.

We want to get a sense of how landlords in Dublin are responding to requests for rent relief from tenants who, perhaps because they’ve lost their jobs or had hours cut, or been forced to self-isolate, are struggling to cover their monthly payment.

We’d really appreciate your help getting as good a lay of the landscape as possible.

If you’re a tenant and have approached your landlord for rent relief, we’d be grateful if you would let us know through our survey how that went.

We’ve asked for contact details, as we’d like to be able to contact those who respond to verify information, and to check for more details.

We’ll call and check with any respondents if we would like to use the example as a named case study in the story, to see if they are okay with that, too.

If you’ve any questions, you can reach us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Lois Kapila: Lois Kapila is Dublin Inquirer's editor and general assignment reporter. She covers housing and land, too. Want to share a comment or a tip? You can reach her at [email protected]

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