Tenant clause questioned

Colr. Albert Doherty has raised the issue of tenant behavioural policy.
Colr. Albert Doherty has raised the issue of tenant behavioural policy.

Donegal County Council have been questioned over how often and how they review tenant behaviour clauses.

The issue was raised by County Councillor Albert Doherty at Tuesday’s Municipal District meeting at which he queried what the Council can do if these clauses are not adhered to.

He said: “It’s been brought to my attention by some who believe we’re the sheriff for tenants. What do we do if tenants are not living up to their tenant agreement or behaviour clause?”

Linda McGavigan of the Council’s housing section said it investigates incidents on an individual basis, adding there was a behavioural policy and tenant’s agreement and handbook in place.

Colr. Rena Donaghey told councillors that in order to have “any real impact,” a complaint “needs to be backed up by Gardai.”