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PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

IPOA submitted its Pre-Budget submission on 22nd of August 2018. Our Key message being Housing is a National Emergency, getting the sector working should be the main focus of the State.  Key Recommendations: Exemption from Income Tax for Long Term Lettings 100% Mortgage Interest Relief, implemented immediately Local Property Tax – ‘user pays’ or allowable as a deductible expense Rollover Relief Refurbishment Relief Pension Provision Full submission can be accessed in the Members Centre
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IPOA Residential Landlord Course – Booking now open!

The private rented sector is such an important part of our housing market, providing a solution to the ever-growing housing crisis. As landlords we need to protect ourselves and know the essentials for letting and managing our property. Sweeping legislative changes and continually evolving regulations are making this extremely difficult for the unwary. The IPOA are pleased to present the Residential Landlord Course. Click HERE for information and booking
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IPOA – Voice of the Landlord

July 2018 Listen here (directly after the news) as Margaret McCormick speaks out for the the Landlord on Lunchtime Live. Where is the protection for the Landlord? Where is the balance of rights? Where is the fairness? What is the incentive to keep Landlords providing much need accommodation?  
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Would it be discriminatory for a property owner to ask a prospective tenant if they had a criminal record?  

July 2018 IPOA held a Seminar recently in the Ashling Hotel on Vetting and Selecting Tenants Equally and Fairly.   A question was raised and clarification was sought in respect of the question.  The query raised:- Would it be discriminatory for a property owner to ask a prospective tenant if they had a criminal record?   The question was emailed to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and they outlined the specific grounds covered by the Act. Asking a prospective tenant if they have a criminal record is not contained in the grounds that are classed as discriminatory.     *
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IPOA REPRESENT YOU AT THE OIREACHTAS JOINT COMMITTEE, HOUSING, PLANNING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Thursday 14th June 2018 Margaret McCormick and Tom O’Brien made a solid representation on behalf of all IPOA Members and Irish Property Owners at the recent meeting of the Joint Committee, Housing, Planning and Local Government.  The purpose of the meeting being to scrutinise the general scheme of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment Bill) 2018. Overall the view of the IPOA is that the Bill is very one sided with little or nothing in it for the Landlord. “We are disappointment but not surprised” at its content. The IPOA reminded the Committee that it is not the responsibility of our members
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