Friday 15 December 2017

I'll chain myself to flat, says father losing home

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

David Raleigh

A father served with an eviction notice by a finance firm which purchased his rented home to sell it to the highest bidder has threatened to chain himself to the property to remain there.

Alan McCarthy and seven other tenants received letters last week informing them they have until July 6 to vacate their apartments at Fisherman's Quay, Grove Island, Corbally, Limerick. The tenants received eviction notices from KMPM Kersten Mehl property management company, on behalf of Munster Pensioneer Trustees.

Mr McCarthy, who met with Housing Minister Simon Coveney over the issue, said: "One way or another, I'm going nowhere."

Mr McCarthy, who lives with his son (19), said he would be prepared to chain himself to his home: "Absolutely, I'm half expecting that to happen. I will be removed kicking and screaming if necessary, but I don't want to do that, but, if I have to, I will."

Mr Coveney pledged to look into the plight of the Fisherman's Quay residents.

Munster Pensioner Trustees Ltd - which has an address in Castletroy - referred media queries onto Kersten Mehl, who stated: "I have managed this complex for the last eight years. I received instructions to issue these notices on a number of two bedroom apartments, as the landlord wished to sell them."

Irish Independent

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