Landlord Query Of The Week: A Landlord’s Right To Inspect?

Question: I own a property which is rented to a family. The tenants are in the property 12 months and I have not carried out an inspection to date. As I was passing the property 2 weeks ago on my way to work, I noticed that there was a lot of rubbish building up on the front lawn and there appears to be a broken window and torn curtains. I would like to inspect the property and have contacted the tenants three times in the two weeks to arrange the visit. The tenants have not responded to my request. What
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6 Basics Every Lease Agreement Should include

As a landlord your lease (tenancy) agreement is probably one of the most important documents you will use. It is the legal agreement between you and each tenant occupying your property. It outlines the rights and obligations of both parties during the tenancy and should be understood by both parties. A good lease agreement protects the interests of both parties and helps prevent disagreements that could potentially lead to disputes. A sound lease agreement is essential to the effective management of your rental property. It is good practice to put a lease agreement in place outlining the terms and conditions
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Landlord Query Of The Week: Do I Need To Provide A Dryer

Question: I rent a two-bed apartment to a couple, there is no private outside area. I have just bought a new high spec washing machine for the property and it is placed in the kitchen, the kitchen space is small and there is no utility area. The couple have requested that I provide a dryer for their clothes. Do I need to do this? There is no space in the apartment for an additional dryer. Response: In Ireland, rented properties must meet certain minimum standards set out in legislation. Landlords must also be aware of their safety responsibilities. The Housing
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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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Landlord Query Of The Week: Short Term Letting

Question: I own a property that is not my principal private residence, I let this property out on weekly basis. The property is in a Rent Pressure Zone. What rules apply to me in this situation? Response: As this property is not your private principal residence and is in a Rent Pressure Zone, you will be affected by the new regulations in relation to short-term lettings. A short-term letting is the letting of a house or apartment, or part of a house or apartment, for any period not exceeding 14 days. You are required to obtain planning permission if you
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Excess Usage Of Water: Update (Irish Water)

8th August 2019 It is important to be abreast of the changing situation around excess usage of water. Irish Water will begin writing to customers shortly who are using in excess of 213,000 litres with advice on conservation and their first fix leak repair programme. Each household will receive an annual allowance for water services and no charges will apply for water services used up to the allowance threshold amount. The default annual allowance is 213,000 litres for households. Households with more than four occupants will be entitled to a higher allowance. All water services used above the allowance threshold
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Landlord Query Of The Week: Anti-Social Behaviour

Question: My property is a terrace house in a housing estate, it is rented to a couple. The tenants are in the property 1.5 years. I have received several complaints from the neighbours in recent weeks about anti-social behaviour, noise disturbance coming from the property, loud music and people coming and going from the property at all hours. The tenants have been no problem up to this point, always pay on time and keep the property very well. I would rather the tenants resolve the issue with the neighbours. What are my obligations to the neighbours? Response: Whilst we understand
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