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Speaking Out For Our Landlords

Margaret McCormick – IPOA Information Officer, puts forward our views – speaking out for IPOA Landlords. IPOA are against the extension of the rent freeze and moratorium on evictions, we are against the introduction of new legislation to extend this further. Listen Back To Some Recent Coverage  Drivetime (start listen 6minutes 50 seconds)  Newstalk Breakfast   Landlords Are Stronger Together – Join Our Association  IPOA Supporting Landlords For Over 27 Years  
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Categories: First Time Landlord, Landlord Legislation, and News.

Rent Book Regulations – Reminder

A rent book is a document that records details about a tenancy and notes all rent payments that are made. As a Landlord, you are obliged to provide your tenant(s) with a ‘rent book’ at the commencement of a tenancy or another equivalent document serving the same purpose providing it contains all the necessary details. You should record all rent payments in the rent book. If your tenant makes payments in person, you should sign the book or give a signed receipt with details of the payment. If your tenant pays in another way, such as by post or through
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Categories: First Time Landlord, Landlord Legislation, Property Management, and Uncategorized.

Keep Engaged in Continuing Professional Development

Keep Engaged in Continuing Professional Development If you have time available to you, you might consider some additional reading to keep up to date on the legislation that governs the private rented sector. IPOA are keen to provide tools and resources that help you build purposeful learning into the routine of your professional life. We have complied a series of articles which we will circulate to members on a weekly basis.   On return to ‘normal’ working practice the IPOA will continue to provide the Residential Landlord Course in Dublin and Cork. This course will be updated to feature many
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Categories: First Time Landlord and Supporting Documents For Landlords.

Consider Undertaking Projects on Your Property

Given the restrictions imposed and non-classification of our business as an essential service, there is much frustration in our reduced ability to function as Landlords. There is a gap in the ‘normal’ operation of a Landlord yet there is still work that we can do to be productive in this time. Consider Undertaking Projects on Your Property We understand that our business is not currently deemed an essential service, however, now may be the time to consider conducting potential projects on your property. Take note of any works that may need to be done. If you a have a vacant
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Categories: First Time Landlord and Supporting Documents For Landlords.

Know & Document the Details of your Tenancy

Given the restrictions imposed and non-classification of our business as an essential service, there is much frustration in our reduced ability to function as Landlords. There is a gap in the ‘normal’ operation of a Landlord yet there is still work that we can do to be productive in this time. Know your business inside out and review the details of your tenancy. Do you know when your tenancy commenced? Are you aware of when the Part 4 /Further Part 4 are coming to an end? Do you understand the significance of a Part 4 ending and the fact that
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Categories: First Time Landlord and Supporting Documents For Landlords.

Opportunity for Productive Work to Be Done – Record Keeping

Given the restrictions imposed and non-classification of our business as an essential service, there is much frustration in our reduced ability to function as Landlords. There is a gap in the ‘normal’ operation of a Landlord yet there is still work that we can do to be productive in this time. Record Receipts You could be missing out on tax rebates purely because your documentation is not in order. Keeping a record of everything is vitally important both for your own sake and the sake of your returns. Anything to do with the repair, cleaning or decorating of your property
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Categories: First Time Landlord and Supporting Documents For Landlords.

Opportunity for Productive Work to Be Done – Research Software/Apps

Given the restrictions imposed and non-classification of our business as an essential service, there is much frustration in our reduced ability to function as Landlords. There is a gap in the ‘normal’ operation of a Landlord yet there is still work that we can do to be productive in this time. Research – Software/Apps Available Now may be the time to research some of the software/Apps available to landlords, there is a variety of tools that condense all your payments, communications and paperwork into one place, making your recordkeeping organised, easy and accessible. For recommendations – contact info@ipoa.ie
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Categories: First Time Landlord and Supporting Documents For Landlords.