Have you received an eviction notice in 2017?

There are clear guidelines and rules that landlords must abide by, if they are evicting tenants, in cases where the tenants aren’t accused of anti-social behaviour or rent arrears.

For a start, a notice of termination must be given in writing, not by text, verbally, or by email. If a notice is valid, then tenants are entitled to a certain period of notice – between 28 days and 224 days – depending on how long they have lived in a place.

For those who have been a tenant in one place for more than six months, there are six reasons a landlord can evict you: for breach of obligations, if they are selling the property, if they need it for a family member or themselves, if it needs refurbishment, if it is undergoing a change of use, or if it isn’t suitable for the household anymore.

(You can read detailed guidance from Threshold, the housing-advice organisation, on their site.)

But are landlords abiding by these rules? We want to understand what reasons people are given for their evictions across the city, whether they are legal notices, and how tenants decide whether or not to challenge the eviction.

Please tell us your story using the form below.

Lois Kapila is Dublin Inquirer's editor and general-assignment reporter. Want to share a comment or a tip with her? Send an email to her at lois@dublininquirer.com.

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