Svp -urgent help with rent

Crisisnow2019

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I am wondering does anybody know if st Vincent de Paul help out with rent. I am a mature student and am shortly going on a local employment scheme to train as a care assistant. As I have moving from one payment to another whilst waiting for the scheme I am without any money this week and my landlord is saying he’ll evict me this evening if I don’t have it. I am so distraught as I was supposed to have my daughter stay with me this weekend. I have tried ringing the local svp in millstreet in cork but it just goes to message minder so I don’t even know if they can help or not. Can anyone tell me if they can or not? I have never been in this kind of position in my 40 years on this earth and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. At least if I knew it was possible to get this help from them I could live with the waiting!!! Hopefully somebody knowledgeable in this field can give me some indication.
Thanks for listening.
 

Monbretia

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Don't know the answer but maybe if you try the MABS helpline they would probably know as they would deal with VdeP quite a lot, apparently their line is open until 8 p.m.

 

jpd

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Your landlord is not entitled to evict you on the spot like that. He needs to go through a legal process which will take weeks, if not months
 

Crisisnow2019

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Your landlord is not entitled to evict you on the spot like that. He needs to go through a legal process which will take weeks, if not months
Thanks for your response and I do hope your right but unfortunately I don’t have anything in writing, I don’t have a contract or anything, just pay him cash every month
 

so-crates

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Do you pay any bills directly? Do you get any post at that address? You should be able to reasonably establish that you have been renting the place even without any form of contract. It would be illegal to evict you on such a short notice.
 

Crisisnow2019

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Ya I do get post there aright. Look I’ll chat to him about it later as I haven’t heard anything back from the svp mobile number yet. He was very definite about me having to go!! I know ye are all saying I have rights but this man is not easy to deal with!! I’m praying that he will listen to reason and treat me with some sort of understanding and sympathy
 

Saavy99

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Don't let this bully of a landlord threaten you, he is breaking the law by not registering his property with the prtb. Report him immediately.
 

luckystar

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Best will in the world it's unlikely svp could help out this quickly. But they are there and will visit as soon as they can.
Stand your ground. You can't be legally evicted. You can call the gardai if you're being threatened
 

Thirsty

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Even without a signed lease, a rental contract still exists.

Assuming you are not sharing a property with your landlord, in which case you have the same legal status as a guest and must leave when asked to do so, your landlord must follow procedures.

Don't enter into conversation about it, tell him to put it in writing.
 

Crisisnow2019

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Apologies for not replying before now. Unfortunately while I was out today the landlord called, removed all my stuff and changed the locks. I didn’t even get a chance to explain!!! I am currently without a roof over my head. Trying to find a B and B to put my head down for tonight anyway until I can figure something else out. Hopefully I can find someone who is kind enough to wait until next week for payment as I don’t have anything to give. I will call to my solicitor on Monday as well. I don’t want to let the landlord away with this. Thanks to everyone for the sound advice
 

Saavy99

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Oh this is so sad, they must be a crisis number no you can call. Give the gaurds a ring, they might be able to direct you to somewhere safe for tonight.
 

Crisisnow2019

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Oh this is so sad, they must be a crisis number no you can call. Give the gaurds a ring, they might be able to direct you to somewhere safe for tonight.
Unfortunately have rang the local Gardaí but they have no one working in millstreet tonight. I tried the local hotel but they won’t take me without payment first. I’m in the hotel lobby now but won’t be able to stay here much longer if I’d say.
 

Crisisnow2019

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I did already ring them and again I’m waiting to here from the local branch. If I just had the price of the room for the night it would give me time tommorow to get in contact with people
 
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