How to avoid having to pay rent: You need to be able to pay, not be evicted, and not be in a position where your landlord is trying to make you pay.
In Ireland, people who have been evicted must pay a rent deposit, or pay a deposit to a landlord, for their rent to be returned to them.
If you have been ordered to pay the deposit, you have the right to a refund.
The deposit you pay is then put in a fund, which can only be used by the tenant.
The fee is usually around €250.
If your deposit is less than €250, the deposit is paid directly into your bank account and there is no need to go to the bank to reclaim it.
The landlord may have a separate deposit to pay for your rent.
If you owe money to your landlord, you can seek a deposit from the local authority.
The deposit is not subject to the repayment provisions of the Housing Act, and there are no repayment plans.
It is possible, however, to find out how much you have to pay and how long it will take.
This guide will show you how to pay your deposit, the process for getting it and how to set up a repayment plan.
Read more about the Housing Bill and how it will affect your rent:The Irish Times: How to pay a tenancy deposit and how much to pay article