COVID-19 Lockdown Regulations: Level 3

COURTS MAY GRANT EVICTIONS DURING LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN

Eviction Matters:

  1. Landlords CAN make applications at court to evict tenants during level 3.
  2. It IS possible for courts to hear eviction applications during lockdown Level 3 under certain circumstances.
  3. The sheriff will not execute an eviction order until the end of level 3 unless the court has said that it is “just and equitable” to do so.

Attendance at court: 

  1. No member of the public will be allowed into court - only legal practitioners, the parties to the matter, presiding officer and court staff
  2. Legal practitioners can still go to court to file documents in existing matters but only if necessary 
  3. The courts will only hear urgent applications, bail applications and appeals or matters relating to violations of liberty, domestic violence, maintenance and matters involving children