Pearse Doherty TD: Tenants must be protected if the home they’re renting is repossessed

Tenants must be protected if the home they're renting is repossessed.

That's the message from Sinn Féin who claim that the new Land and Conveyancing Bill will lead to a significant number of repossessions of buy-to-let properties, putting renters in danger of homelessness.

During the boom, banks issued over 150,000 buy-to-let mortgages - today more than 30,000 of these are in serious difficulty.

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says they want to add a clause to the new bill to ensure bank appointed receivers live up to their duties as a landlord:

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