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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Housing Policy Needs to Adjust to Address Market Failures in the Rental Sector

A new study by economist Jim Power and commissioned jointly by the Irish Property Owners’ Association and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers has concluded the rental market is in a state of crisis exacerbated with the exit of non-institutional landlords in significant numbers, reducing supply and putting upward pressure on rents. The study finds, amongst other issues, that: The constantly changing and very challenging regulatory and taxation environment that treats private landlords very differently from institutional landlords, is largely responsible for private non-institutional landlords leaving the market RPZs (Rent Pressure Zones) are creating a 2-tier rental market and
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