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IPOA and IPAV Lobbying for Members

8 September 2022 Interesting results to questions which featured in a recent Sunday Independent – Ireland Thinks opinion poll: When the panel was asked if they would support tax breaks in the forthcoming Budget for smaller landlords. A clear majority, 56pc, were in favour of such a move. 2. When asked if they were in favour of holding a referendum to insert a “Right to Housing” clause in the Constitution. 55% said yes with a further 10% unsure.     IPOA and the IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers) have been lobbying jointly for the benefit of members.  Our
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IPOA Submission – Public consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland

5th September 2022 The Housing Commission has invited submissions on whether there should be a referendum on the introduction of a constitutional amendment regarding housing, and, if so, what form such a constitutional amendment might take. The IPOA is pleased to be given the opportunity to make a submission to the Commission on this key debate on behalf of its membership. A housing referendum will simply allow future governments the opportunity to pass the proverbial buck by failing to provide a comprehensive, cohesive housing strategy for all the country’s citizens, that will encompass sustainable living in an environmentally friendly fashion.
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Ending A Tenancy – First 6 Months

01/09/2022   Question: I am in the process of serving notice on my tenants, they are in occupation 5 months, still within their first 6 months – probationary period. I have spoken informally to the tenants and they have asked that I give them 120 days notice as they should have a property lined up for then? Can I do this? Response: The legal requirement for termination of a tenancy during the probationary period – in the first six months of the tenancy, changed from 28 days to 90 days. However, you should note that the legislation does not allow
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RTB Late Annual Registration Fees

August 2022 Following lengthy discussions and meetings with the RTB – particularly concerning the late registration penalty fee, IPOA are pleased to outline that RTB have devised the below solution to penalties. We looked for the late fee date to be changed but unfortunately that was not possible as this was written into the legislation, however we welcome the below refund plan.   Please find an overview of the RTB’s plans around late registration fees and refunds.   In recognition of the genuine difficulties landlords are facing when trying to register tenancies, the RTB will refund all late fees paid
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Overholding & RTB Registration?

July 2022 Question My tenant is overholding,  a determination order is in place confirming that the notice of termination is valid. We are in a situation now where we may need to apply for enforcement proceedings. The RTB registration for the property is just out – Is there a requirement for us to complete a new annual registration in this case? Response We have received confirmation from the RTB registrations team that in the case of overholding such as this, there is no need to do an annual registration.   IPOA SUPPORTING LANDLORDS CONTACT 01-8276000
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Changes to Notice Periods, Which Will Come Into Effect Shortly.

July 2022   Legislative changes to extend the required termination notice period that tenants must receive (where there has been no breach of tenant obligations) have been passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas. The amendments were made to the Regulation of Providers of Building Works and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 which will now be sent to the President for early signature. The proposed termination notice periods to be given by landlords where there is no breach of tenant obligations will change as follows: Duration of Tenancy                 Previous  Notice Period   New
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