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Tenants may be in for a big shock!

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Tenants may be in for a big shock! Did you know that tenants moving out in January and February risk losing their security deposit and possibly even owing a lot more to their landlords? A moratorium on evictions is in place from the 31st December 2020 and is due to expire on 10th February 2021 … Continued

Why landlord insurance is a good idea

Landlord insurance

Why landlord insurance is a good idea. If you’re renting an apartment or house and you don’t have landlords insurance, you might want to reconsider.   As a landlord, your biggest areas of concern should be: Protecting your asset against damage Liability cover (in case you are sued) Loss of rent   We find a … Continued

Earnest Level 5

Level 5 Update

Since March 2020 we have been operating our business under the regulators guidelines and continue to do that under Level 5 restrictions. Our staff will work remotely where possible and all precautions are taken to keep everyone involved safe.  Below is a basic overview of our level 5 guidelines: Office Our offices will be closed … Continued

HOUSE PRICES JUMP 7.4% IN 2020, AS SUPPLY FALLS

Daft.ie released their House Price Report for Q4 2020 was a strange year for the housing market.  Throughout the second quarter of the year the prices of houses had fallen but come the third quarter of the year they rose back up again and rose a further 2.2% in the final quarter of the year … Continued

Update COVID-19 & Renting – August 10

Update COVID-19 & Renting – August 10

Notices of Termination can again be served from the 2nd of August 2020, and the usual protections under the Residential Tenancies Act again apply. Where a Notice of Termination was served before the emergency period and the notice period had not yet expired by 27th March 2020, the notice period was paused. The notice period … Continued

8 Steps: Dealing with Rent Arrears under New Legislation

8 Steps: Dealing with Rent Arrears under New Legislation

Dealing with Rent Arrears under New Legislation. There are eight steps detailed below which all tenants and landlords must follow if they find themselves in rent arrears. Failure to complete each step as set out below will lead to a Notice of Termination being deemed invalid. Step 1: A landlord must issue a 28 day … Continued

Update COVID-19 & Renting – August 5

Update COVID-19 & Renting – August 5

The Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 was signed into law by the president on August 2nd. This new act specifically sets out protections for tenants that have fallen into rent arrears and as a result are at a risk of losing their tenancy. It also sets out to protect those whose employment was impacted … Continued

Update COVID-19 & Renting

COVID-19: Update on Emergency Measures to Protect Residential Tenants.

COVID-19: Update on Emergency Measures to Protect Residential Tenants. Since 27th March 2020, emergency measures have been in place to protect tenants during the coronavirus emergency period. These measures have been extended to 1 August 2020. During the emergency period: 1 – A tenant cannot be served with a notice of termination. 2 – If … Continued

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

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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

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