Social Protection

€30 million state spend on rent deposit shows need for protection scheme

The large amount of State money spent in recent years on rental deposits and the inability to get any of it back shows the need for a rental deposit scheme operated through the Private Rental Tenancies Board (PRTB). The information released to me shows that in 2008 alone, over €7 million was spent on exceptional needs payments for rent deposits, often for those seeking rent allowance, and that no procedures are in place for  recovery of the deposit.

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