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How to have a successful PRTB hearing – What you need to know

Residential tenancy dispute? Follow the landlordsolutions.ie guide on how to get through a PRTB hearing.

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Rent Supplement Tenants – How to ensure a happy relationship

With the ever increasing unemployment figures in this country it is clear that more and more individuals will need to rely on social welfare assistance. Where tenants are concerned this takes the form of Rent Supplement. landlordsolutions.ie sets out below the issues which a landlord needs to be aware of when considering tenants claiming this supplement, what he needs to do to protect himself and what to do where a tenant is not passing on the money. More…


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The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill – Good News for Landlords?

This recently proposed Bill, which will have the effect of amending the existing Residential Tenancies Act 2004, heralds mostly good news for landlords. This article sets out the main issues which this new Bill intends to address. More…


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Minimum Standards for Rental Properties…The REAL Cost

Landlords are set to take a further beating from government between now and 1st February 2013 with the phasing in of the remaining provisions of the minimum standards legislation. The remaining provisions relate to 1. Sanitary, 2. Heating and 3. Food Preparation. More…


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No BER Certificate may mean no enforceable contract with your tenant

No BER Cert? Not only are there statutory consequences, there mayalso be conrtactual consequences! It is now well documented that a Landlord who offers for sale or letting his property, is required to produce a copy of the BER Certificate and Advisory Report for that property. More…


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Online registration with the PRTB – a “double edged sword”

On the 6th July 2009 the PRTB stated there was a backlog of 16 weeks to process a tenancy registration. As recently as the 11th May 2010 the PRTB stated there was a backlog of 6 weeks regarding the processing of a tenancy registration.  More…


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The RAS – no such thing as a free lunch

landlordsolutions.ieOn the face of it the Rental Accommodation Scheme (“the RAS”) seems great, you have a guaranteed rent and the costs of letting are taken care of.  However, there is no such thing as a free lunch.  landlordsolutions.ie looks at some of the downsides for landlords when it comes to the RAS. More…


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Director of PRTB says “PRTB making good progress”

In an Irish Times Article on Thursday 4th February 2010, the Director of the PRTB, Anne Marie Caulfield, defended the position of the PRTB.  To read the full article click here.  This article was a response to another Irish Times Article entitled “Property Investor” published the previous week.


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When Good Tenants Go Bad – Landlord Survival Tip!!

Many tenancies start out beautifully, you find what seem like great tenants, they pay their deposit and first month’s rent.  Things are rosy.  Fast forward a few months and it’s a very different scenario.

The tenant is in arrears of rent, has left the property and has trashed the place.  More…


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Don’t be fooled – Tenants under misconception regarding statutory notice periods under fixed term tenancies

Have you ever had a tenant in under a fixed term tenancy (e.g. 12 months), and he or she calls you up to give notice to leave before the expiration of the fixed term ?  Tenants who claim that they are entitled to do so under the legislation are misinformed.  Many tenants who enter into a fixed term tenancy are under the misconception that they can give notice to bring the tenancy to an end before the expiration of the fixed term.  More…


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Landlords Have Your Cake and Eat It – Fixed terms for tenant but not for you with the landlordsolutions.ie Magic Clause!

As all landlords should be aware, once a tenant is in a property for 6 months they will obtain a statutory right to a four year tenancy, otherwise known as a Part 4 tenancy.  Many landlords prefer a fixed term lease, for say 12 months, thereby providing comfort in the knowledge that the rent will be coming for a fixed period and the stress of re-letting is postponed for another 12 months . More…


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So your tenant wants to exercise his right to a Part 4 ?

Has a tenant tried to put you in your place by telling you that he wants to exercise his right to a part 4 tenancy just a few days before the fixed term of the tenancy is due to come to an end, or even after the end of the term of the lease? More…


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Landlords Beware!!! Don’t unwittingly enter a Part 4 Tenancy

landlordsolutions.iePicture this: you’ve just let your property and entered into a fixed term tenancy for, say, 12 months with new tenants.  Wonderful!  Peace of mind and a fixed income for the next year means in this current volatile climate you can sleep easy tonight.  Think again!

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The Honeymoon Period is Over

The Honeymoon Period is OverDid you know that, subject to the condition that there is no fixed term tenancy in place (for example, the tenancy is a monthly tenancy), the landlord can terminate a tenancy before the expiration of 6 months for no reason whatsoever and by giving just 28 days notice. More…


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Tenant signature no longer required on Registration Form

There is no longer a requirement to have landlord and tenant signatures on the PRTB’s Tenancy Registration Form.  This applies to all Tenancy Registration Forms submitted on or after the 15th of July 2009.   More…


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