I’ll fight eviction notice says Brady
SF COUNCILLOR REFUSES TO VACATE HOME
ON the eve of threatened eviction from his home in Bray, Cllr. John Brady gas said that he and his family will be ‘staying put.’
Bray Town Council issued Cllr. Brady and his wife Gayle with notice to quit last month. This was due to attic-related works in the Kilbride house more than 10 years ago.
The couple have five children. Cllr Brady said that they asked Bray Town Council to extend the house when Gayle was expecting their fourth child.
‘ They told us there was no money,’ he said. He added that the extension was already in place and they installed stairs.
The works came to light during an inspection by Bray Town Council. Cllr. Brady said that the local authority has continuously ‘moved the goalposts’ with regard to negotiating on the matter.
‘Over the last few weeks my family and I have had only one thing on our minds,’ said Cllr. Brady.
‘I am under no circumstances putting my family on the side of the road for anyone, least of all to appease someone else’s political vendetta,’ he said. ‘It remains to be seen what exactly will happen.’
He said that he expects council representatives to come looking for the keys today, which they will refuse to hand over. ‘ They will then go running to the courts for an eviction order at that point.’
Cllr. Brady added that the council has failed to evict others for drug-dealing or anti-social behaviour. ‘ They will try to fast track the case of evicting a good decent family before the council is abolished.’
While Bray Town Council said last month that they have a policy of not commenting on personal housing issues, they were surprised that Cllr. Brady chose to air the matter publicly.