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Tenants Overholding – Are They Protected By The Winter Eviction Ban?

29/11/2022 Question: I served a notice of termination in December 2021 on the grounds of personal use, I returned from abroad in the Summer of 2022 and require my property for my own dwelling. The vacation date was the 1/7/2022 , the tenant did not leave and a case was taken with the RTB . The notice was found to be valid by the RTB  and a determination order  was made on 25th October 2022  for the tenanat to vacate the property within 14 days. Is this Tenant protected by the winter eviction ban?   Response: Based on the information
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RTB – Temporary pause on charging late registration fees

17th November 2022 Following many engagements with the RTB to rectify ongoing issues on the RTB System – IPOA are pleased to welcome a temporary pause on charging late registration fees. The RTB will be applying a temporary pause on the charging of late registration fees due to difficulties faced when registering tenancies. This applies for the following tenancies: new tenancy registrations with a tenancy commencement date on or after the 12 November 2022, and for annual registrations of existing tenancies which became due on or after 12 November 2022. Please take note of the below scenarios which may apply
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RTB Registration Fees – Allowable Expense ?

15 November 2022 Question: Is the RTB registration fee allowable against rental income? Response: Yes, the RTB registration is allowable against rental income. There are a lot of expenses that you can claim in order to reduce your tax liability. Tax can be confusing, and many Landlords are unsure of their obligations and entitlements, meaning you often don’t claim back what you are entitled to and miss out on potential savings. Other Allowable expenses may include: Insurance premiums against fire and public liability. Maintenance of your property such as cleaning, painting and decorating. You can deduct these costs as well
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Rent Review – Can I give More Than 90 Days Notice?

29th September 2022 Question: We have tenants in our rental in Dublin since June 2021, we are serving a rent review notice now with the revised rent starting from February 1st 2023.  Can we give 4 months notice instead of 90 days? Response: In order for a rent review to be valid, landlords must give tenants at least 90 days’ notice. This means that the new rent cannot then apply until 90 days after the notice has been issued.  Therefore, you are permitted to give over the 90 days notice should you wish. Please ensure you use the prescribed Rent Review
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IPOA AND IPAV TO APPEAR BEFORE OIREACHTAS HOUSING COMMITTEE

 Tuesday 20th September, 2022 IPOA, Irish Property Owners’ Association and IPAV, the Institute of Auctioneers & Valuers, will today Tuesday (20th Sept.) appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage in which we will present proposals to address the flight of small landlords from the market, which is exacerbating the rental and housing crises. Chief among the recommendations will be a new rate of tax on residential rental income of 25 per cent (inclusive of USC and PRSI) for residential rental profit to encourage small private landlords to remain in the market and support new investment. It
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Landlords Be Aware – Very Serious Consequences of Being Underinsured

  As a niche Property Owner’s Insurance Broker, and in advance of your upcoming renewal date(s), we are endeavouring to alert you, and all Property Owners / Landlords, to the very serious consequences of being underinsured. As you are no doubt aware, for the first time in a generation we are witnessing high levels of inflation, which as well as the effect to the cost of living also has a direct impact on the adequacy of insurance cover. This is further complicated by the continuing shortage in availability of materials & labour, both of which are having an adverse effect
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