Forty-four tenants have been given ‘notice to quit’ for non payment of rents this month, it was revealed at Monday’s South Tipp County Council meeting. However, not one person has been evicted from their home, councillors were assured.
Cllr Sylvia Cooney Sheehan took note of the figure in the monthly County Manager’s orders and asked if the number was “unacceptably high.”
Director of Services Clare Curley explained that a ‘notice to quit’ is only ever issued as a last resort and staff in the housing section do their utmost to keep tenants ‘on board’ and paying rent. “As a complete last resort we will issue a notice to quit. In many cases people will approach us and make an agreement. We would have engaged with most of them. We haven’t had to evict anyone.”