Senator Zappone urges tenants to check their rights

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Senator Katharine Zappone has urged tenants in Tallaght, Citywest and Rathfarnham to check their rights for rented accommodation. The Senator has launched an awareness campaign and a new ‘fast-track’ service being offered by the Private Residential Tenancies Board to resolve disputes between tenants and landlords which she said is welcome at a time when many fear losing their homes. Senator Zappone said, “Resolving the housing crisis is complex and there is not a simple solution, what is clear is that the rental sector has a role to play in ensuring local people and families can count on having a place to call home…For too many that most basic right of having a home is under threat and it is vital that all of the issues involved are addressed.” Most of the information is readily available online at prtb.ie or can be requested by post by calling 0818 303037.