Originally Posted by curious minds
This has made me homeless....where is the social awareness in that?
I have worked my entire life to get this house ....
Firstly, you're not back in Ireland, so you're not homeless yet.
Secondly, and I appreciate this will sound harsh; you have to take some personal responsibility here. There was always the possibility that the ban would be extended because no one knew what the economic effects of COVID would be. This was raised when the roadmap was announced last month, and I'm sure there was some talk of it even before that.
So to give up your primary residence thinking everything would be back to normal when you returned was, let's be honest, foolish. Being a landlord isn't a hobby you can dabble in; it's a business. And in business there's always the chance you can lose what you've invested.
Thirdly; to be a bit helpful - you have two things in your favour. Firstly, the length of the lease means Part 4 protections won't kick in. Secondly, even if they did, the landlord wanting to live in the property is a valid grounds for ending a tenancy. I suggest you get proper, professional advice about how to handle this. There is some guidance on the RTB website here - https://www.rtb.ie/ending-a-tenancy/...ding-a-tenancy
Lastly, you've presumably registered the tenancy with the RTB, but if you haven't I suggest you do so quickly.