Rentals

Tax Relief for Tenants

  Please note: In Budget 2011 it was announced that Tax relief for tenants of private rented housing will be phased out over 8 years. This is the same timeline as was previously announced for Mortgage Interest Relief. If you live in private rented accommodation…
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Rental Guide

Rental Guide

  A Guide to renting for renters! Finding a place to rent Be Picky Negotiate your Rent Contract & Legal Issues Deposits The Landlords Right of Entry Insure your belongings If disputes arise If the Landlord wants you to leave We all know buying a…

Tenants Rights and Obligations

  If you pay rent to a landlord for the use of accommodation or property you are a tenant. The main legislation governing these rights and obligations is set down in the Landlord and Tenants Acts 1967 - 1994 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2004…

Viewing Checklist for Renters

  Our viewing checklist is a handy form for you to tick off items that the accommodation offers, and handy questions that you may wish to ask the Landlord or Agent. This checklist is designed to assist you in choosing the right accommodation to let.…

New Rental Accommodation Standards

  As of February 1st, new minimum standards for rental accommodation came into effect. Passed by our Minister of Environment, Heritage & Local Government, Michael Finnernan, the these new minimum standards will replace the present 15 year old laws. Sanitary facilities, heating, food preparation, laundry,…

Rental Accommodation Standards

  Legislation introduced on February 1st 2009 launched the new minimum standards for rental accommodation. Under this new legislation shared bathroom facilities will become a thing of the past with a requirement for all rental accommodation to have: Sanitary Facilities: A toilet with dedicated wash-basin next to WC,…

If Your Landlord Wants You To Leave

  Rules Terminating a tenancy Notice periods Notice of termination Illegal eviction Landlords in Ireland have to follow certain procedures before asking you to leave rented accommodation. How easily you can be evicted by your landlord depends on the type of tenancy you have, and…

Landlords living outside Ireland

  If your landlord lives outside Ireland and you pay rent directly to them or to their bank account located in Ireland or abroad, you must deduct tax at the standard rate (20%) from the gross amount which you pay. This deduction is not your…

Potential Tenancy Fraud

  In recent times attempted Bank Draft and Cheque Fraud is a reality with all online and over the phone buying, selling and leasing agreements. With a little bit of knowledge and awareness of what to look out for you can be certain of letting your…

Landlords Rights and Obligations

  A landlord in Ireland is the owner of land or a building owner who has leased that land, building or a part of the land or building, to another person. The person a landlord rents this land or building to, is called a 'tenant'.…
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