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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Public Consultation on a Referendum on Housing – Views Sought

30th August 2022 The Housing Commission is inviting 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 Commission would like to encourage as many people as possible to have their say in this consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. You are invited to send in a submissions to assist the Commission in its task of providing independent advice to the government on a potential constitutional amendment.  Closing date 2nd September 2022.   There are three ways to provide
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IPOA & IPAV Joint Pre-Budget Submission

29th August 2022 IPOA and the IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers) have been lobbying jointly for the benefit of members.  Our joint Pre-Budget Submission was launched on Tuesday last.  A decision was taken to limit the number of items requested to attempt to achieve a meaningful change to the tax treatment of the sector.   Our proposals are as follows:-   Taxation The introduction of a new 25% rate of tax (inclusive of USC and PRSI) on profit derived from residential rental income The introduction of roll-over relief in relation to Capital Gains Tax on the sale of
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Landlords Leaving The Sector – Not A Surprise To IPOA

Listen Back To IPOA’s Chairperson Mary Conway No Surprise – Landlords Leaving Are The Sector…… Onerous & Over Regulation and Unfair Taxation ! Lack Of Confidence In The Sector. Stark increases in the amount of landlords leaving the sector and the supply of new rental properties is not replacing those lost from smaller landlords exiting. Overburdensome regulation, penal taxation treatment and vilification of landlords is destroying the Market. Listen HERE   IPOA SUPPORTING LANDLORDS CONTACT US 01-8276000
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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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