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New Tenancy Regulations Introduced

Lots of new regulations and changes to the Residential Tenancies Act have been signed into law and are effective from Tuesday, June 4th 2019. Here is a quick summary of the changes that are now effective: New Notice of termination obligations & procedures If the landlord requires the property for themselves or their family member. They … Continued

Updated Regulations Coming June 2019

Ballsbridge Rooftops

In case you are not aware, changes to the Residential Tenancies act are on the way and these are due to be signed into law over the coming weeks. It’s important to be familiar with them as they will impact every tenancy. Here is a quick summary of what changes are on the horizon. We … Continued

Tenant turnover matters.

Tenant Turnover Matters

Growing rental yields are a benefit to most landlords as in theory this increases the investment returns. However having a single minded approach to letting can be counterproductive. Our experience shows that keeping happy tenants in place can be more lucrative than increased gross yields. Tenant turnover does matter. The reason is pretty obvious but … Continued

Fire Safety and Prevention

Fire destroys homes and lives every day so it’s important that everyone knows how best to prevent it. Here are some tips that everyone should follow: Install fire alarms and smoke detectors. Test each alarm once a month to make sure it’s working. Teach children the basics of fire safety and how to prevent, prepare … Continued

Fixed Term or Part 4 Tenancy?

Lease Agreement

What’s the difference and which should I choose? As a landlord or a tenant, it’s important to know what kind of contract or agreement you are entering into because your rights and your responsibilities can change depending on whether you are in a Fixed-term or Part 4 tenancy. The differences mostly apply when either party … Continued

Substantial Refurbishment Explained

Can Substantial Refurbishment or the Substantial Change Exemption be a practical way of increasing the rent that your investment property is achieving? Since our last blog on this topic there have been some big changes and so we will take a look at the regulations again. We have spoken with the RTB, received legal advice … Continued

Rent Reviews 2019

Dublin is a Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) since December 2016 and this means there are restrictions when it comes to rent reviews. The basic rules and formula have not changed, however there are a couple of scenarios that are new to 2019 which may need to be explained. First of all, landlords and tenants should … Continued

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

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