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IPOA Interview with Seán Kelly MEP

June 2022 You have had an interesting career path, tell us a little about it?   I was a primary school teacher, and then secondary teacher, for about thirty years, then President of the GAA, and Executive Chairman of the Irish Institute of Sport. After that, I became an MEP and have been an MEP for thirteen years. So, an interesting and varied career, but it has been a privilege to serve in all those capacities and I enjoyed every minute of it.   As a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2009, will you give us a brief
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Rent Review – Timing ?

June 2022 Question: I have a tenancy in a Rent Pressure Zone where the rent was last reviewed as follows; Review Notice Sent: 05/July/21 New Rent Received: 08/Oct/21 I understand the RPZ calculation procedure and rent review process, however – do I issue the new rent review notice in July 22 to take effect Oct 22? Or do I need to wait until Oct 22 to issue a notice to take effect Jan 23?   Response: After a rent review or tenancy commencement, the landlord is entitled to review the rent every 12 months. You have to wait 12 months
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Tenancies of Unlimited Duration

From 11 June 2022, the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act, 2021 amends legislation around Part 4 tenancies and Tenancies of Unlimited Duration come into effect.  It means that, after six months living in a tenancy, the tenant will have a right to remain in the property for an unlimited duration assuming a valid notice of termination has not been served. This is subject to the tenant upholding their rental obligations and the landlord’s right to end the tenancy in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (RTA).   All new tenancies created on or after 11 June 2022 will automatically become Tenancies
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Tenant’s Belongings left in Property – What do I do?

June 2022 Question? My tenant has left my property but has left belongings behind, mainly clothing items and a few bits of modest value. What do I do with the belongings?   Response In the first instance we suggest that you try make contact or speak to the tenant, especially if any valuable/sentimental items have been left. Next, check your tenancy agreement. Some tenancy agreements outline what will happen to goods at the end of the tenancy if they are not taken away by the tenant. If there is nothing in the lease agreement, then you should give the tenants
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Does Landlord Insurance Cover Loss Of Rent?

April 2022 Question: I am a new investor to the private rented sector – I would like to know does landlord insurance cover loss of rent? Response: If you are a landlord / property owner, a ‘home’ insurance policy may not provide enough cover, so it’s important for you to ensure that you have additional coverage in place to protect yourself against any potential financial loss of income. In the event of a claim for loss or damage caused for example by fire, flood or storm, and where your tenant can no longer reside in the property or leaves, and
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Can I rent out a unit that does not contain a bathroom?

April 2022 Question I have property that contains 6 self-contained studios and one unit with a designated bathroom adjacent over the hallway for that unit’s sole use. Can I rent out the unit that does not contain a bathroom?   Response In response to your query, you are not permitted to rent out the unit that does not a bathroom as the bathroom is not contained within the same habitable area of the unit. Please see information from the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulation 2019   Sanitary Facilities (1) There shall be provided within the same habitable area of
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Fees for RTB Annual Registration

April 2022 Landlords must register tenancies each year on time, otherwise late fees will be payable .   Fees for Annual Registration   Private/Student Specific Accommodation (SSA)/Cost Rental Tenancies     Standard Registration Fee   Application made to the RTB within one month of the tenancy commencement date €40 Additional Late Fee Application made to the RTB more than one month after the tenancy commencement date €10 for every month (part thereof) that registration is late   Composite Registration Fee   A reduced fee in respect of an application made to the RTB, within one month of the earliest tenancy commencement date, to register
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