Cork TD says landlords availing mortgage holiday should pass it on to tenants
A Cork TD says he'll be requesting amendments to anti-eviction legislation that is due to be signed into law amid the COVID19 outbreak.
Solidarity's Mick Barry says while the planned freeze on evictions for 90 days is welcome it doesn't go far enough.
Anyone who has been issued an eviction notice will now have an additional 90 days added to notice period.
Speaking on the Neil Prendeville Show on Cork's RedFM Cork TD Mick Barry says more can be done to help renters through the crisis:
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