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Earnest – Budget 2019

Budget 2019

The budget had some good news for landlords: The tax deduction available in respect of interest on loans used to purchase or repair residential property will increase to 100% from January 2019. Local Property Tax – A review of LPT is ongoing and “any future changes will be moderate and affordable.” Although there were only two … Continued

Increase the value of your home

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you might be looking at things you can do to increase the value of your house. There are a number of things you can do that might just clinch the deal, or make your property appear the more attractive to those looking to buy. … Continued

Tenant Tips: How to unblock clogged drains

If you are experiencing issues with a blocked sink or a shower drain please check out these useful tips before reporting the issue for professional investigation: Baking Soda and Vinegar Empty one-half cup baking soda down the drain, followed by one-half cup white vinegar. The fizzing action will help to remove the gunk, hair, and … Continued

Tenant Tips: How to bleed a radiator

Regular heating and cooling of water can cause a build-up of trapped air in your radiator, making them less energy efficient and effective at heating your home. They should be checked on a regularly and bled if necessary. Try our simple guide to bleeding your radiator. What you will need Radiator key Bowl Cloth   … Continued

Time To Consider Substantial Refurbishment?

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Landlords who are receiving rents below market value have the perfect opportunity to increase their rent to market levels, while increasing the capital value of their property. It’s a no brainer really. Substantial Refurbishment may be a practical and affordable way of increasing the rent that your investment property is achieving. There’s a lot of … Continued

How to Avoid Rental Scams

  Over the last couple of years the Dublin rental market has become pretty difficult to negotiate. The increased demand for rental properties has also led to an increase in property rental scams, which have left many people out of pocket sometimes by huge amounts of money. According to Daft.ie, there are two types of scams … Continued

Ideas: Kitchens on Instagram!

Kitchens really are the heart of the home. It’s where we cook, eat, entertain and chat, so it’s important to create a design scheme that ticks all these boxes – and more. We’ve gathered all best cooking hubs on Instagram – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?   A … Continued

Rent Predictability Measures Introduced December 2016

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The Minister introduced a number of changes affecting both landlords and tenants as part of a rental strategy and these measures came into law on 24th December 2016. The Rent Predictability Measure is intended to moderate the rise in rents where rents are highest and rising. The entire of Co. Dublin is included in this … Continued

Two ways a 4% rent cap endangers tenancies

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There are two situations where tenancies are being endangered with the introduction of the rent cap and neither of them are being discussed. Although I will explain in more detail, the two “loopholes” are: 1) Substantial refurbishment 2) The 4 year cycle Here are two case samples showing how the rent caps may actually encourage … Continued

Tenants: Don’t forget to Claim your Rent Relief

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If you are renting accommodation privately (whether in Ireland or outside the State) and pay income tax, you may be eligible for tax relief on part of your rent. You can only claim this relief if you were already renting at 7 December 2010. If you were not renting on that date and you subsequently … Continued

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