Rentals

Types of Tenancy in Ireland

  The agreement between a landlord and a tenant is called a lease or a tenancy. A tenancy does not have to be written down. There are different types of tenancies in Ireland. The most common are Periodic tenancies, or Fixed-term tenancies. Periodic Tenancy A…

Tips for Landlords

  When deciding to rent out your property, you need to make sure it's in safe hands and that the property is returned to you at the end of the lease period in an acceptable condition. Finding the right tenants for your property can be…

Rent a Room Scheme

  The Rent a Room scheme was introduced to allow hard up home owners to rent out rooms in their house and, here's the good part, not pay tax on it! If you rent a room or rooms in your home to private tenants, the…

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…

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,…

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…
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