Archives for Landlord Legislation

Has Your Rental Property Been Inspected?

As a landlord you have a legal obligation to ensure that your rental home meets certain minimum physical standards. Local authorities are responsible for carrying out inspections on rental accommodation and enforcing the minimum standards. These standards are set out in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations  In general, the standards apply to dwellings rented from private landlords, local authorities and approved housing bodies. However, they do not apply to holiday homes or to communal housing being let by the Health Service Executive or an approved body. The regulations specify requirements in relation to: Structural Condition Sanitary Facilities Heating Facilities Food Preparation
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Categories: Landlord Legislation, Property Management, and Uncategorized.

Student Specific Accommodation

It is important that landlords are aware of recent changes to legislation in relation to Student-Specific Accommodation (SSA). This includes purpose built student accommodation and accommodation that is let for the sole purpose of providing accommodation to students during the academic year. The legislation clarifies that Student-Specific Accommodation provided by the private sector is within the jurisdiction of the RTB, regardless of whether there is a lease or license agreement in place. What Do These Changes Mean for Landlords? If you provide accommodation to students under a license agreement after 15th August 2019 you must register with the RTB. Student
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Categories: Landlord Legislation, News, Property Management, RTB and Dispute Resolution, and Uncategorized.

Landlords Know The Changes To The Landlord Legislation

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act have came into force over the past couple of months – still to come into effect is the RTB Annual Registration expected in quarter 1 2020. It is vitally important that ALL landlords know about these changes and how they will impact you and your business. The new legislation provides for; New Investigations and Sanctions powers to empower the RTB to proactively regulate non- registration of tenancies, possible breaches of the RPZ rules and possible abuse of notices of termination grounds.   Student Specific Accommodation is now under the remit of the RTB – This
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Categories: Landlord Legislation, Property Management, and Uncategorized.

Short Term Lettings – New Legislation Now In Place For Landlords

New planning legislative reforms to regulate the short-term letting sector came into effect on 1 July 2019. This legislation effects properties within Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs). Short term lettings in areas outside the RPZs are not impacted in any way by the new rules.   What Do These New Rules Mean for The Property Owner?   Property Owners involved in short-term lets or homesharing in a RPZ may require planning permission. This requirement for planning permission only applies to Property Owners in Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs)who: – Let out their entire home (principal private residence) for short-term lets of more
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Categories: Landlord Legislation and Property Management.

Are You A Compliant Landlord? Changes To Be Aware Of!

There have been a number of changes in recent legislation (June 2019).  To be a compliant Landlord, you need to be aware of theses changes.  Changes in the legislation are both complicated and complex.   Rent Reviews – Legislation around rent reviews has changed.   There are new requirements in the notice;  ensure that you are using the latest notice which is available here.   The change commenced on the 1st July, any rent review carried out on or after that date must contain the new items.   Rent reviews served prior to 1st July 2019,  correctly completed, abiding by the legislation in
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Categories: First Time Landlord, Landlord Legislation, and Property Management.

What Are The Minimum Standards For Rented Residential Accommodation?

In Ireland, rented properties must meet certain minimum standards set out in legislation. Landlords must also be aware of their safety responsibilities. The Housing Standards for Rented Accommodation regulations were recently updated, effective 1st May 2019. All rental properties must comply with the standards  at the commencement of the tenancy and also during the tenancy.. Failure to comply with the minimum standards can result in penalties and prosecution. For each unit let or available for letting, as a Landlord you must ensure that the rental property is in a proper state of structural repair.  You  must maintain the property in
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Categories: First Time Landlord, Landlord Legislation, and Property Management.

RTB Present To IPOA On The New Landlord Legislation

IPOA welcomed 250 Members to the Aisling Hotel on the 2nd of July 2019 to receive information on new landlord legislation now in place. Janette Fogarty, Head of Enforcement and Legal Affairs with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) delivered a comprehensive presentation on new landlord legislation in place on foot of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019. Rosalind Carroll, Director of the RTB also attended and provided detailed responses to  queries. Chairperson of the IPOA, Stephen Faughnan highlighted the complexity and severity of the legislation. Stephen outlined that it is vitally important that Members are kept up to date and
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Categories: Landlord Legislation, News, RTB and Dispute Resolution, and Training for Landlords.