Monday 5 December 2016

Asking 'empty nesters' to sell homes is just ridiculous

Published 18/03/2016 | 02:30

For Sale signs near the South Circular Road in Dublin.
For Sale signs near the South Circular Road in Dublin.

Let's knock this 'empty nester' forced eviction nonsense on the head, once and for all.

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Various plans mooted so far to force us elderly out of our beloved homes include taxing unused rooms, raising the property tax, taxing our large gardens, etc.

This blinkered approach totally ignores the misery and mental as well as physical ill-health that this form of financial forced eviction would cause thousands of elderly, especially those on small fixed incomes.

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