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Old 27-12-2008, 06:51 PM
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Default Unregistered landlord

I have a friend who was renting a property from (as it turns out) an unregistered landlord. He is terminating a 1 year lease 3 months early as he has bought a place (brave man that he is).

The landlord is withholding the deposit. As a landlord myself I have never withheld deposits on early leavers on the grounds that regardless of terms and conditions it makes sense to leave them with some skin in the game (lest they destroy the place before they go).

While he knows he is going early, he kept the place well, paid all rent due, employed a firm of cleaners to clean the place before he left etc. So he feels unfairly treated.

I know the landlord could enforce the lease but given that he is definitely not registered with the PRTB and (probably) not paying tax, is there any leverage here?
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Old 27-12-2008, 06:52 PM
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PS He left the place in tip top condition and has pictures to prove it!
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Old 27-12-2008, 07:13 PM
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call thresh hold and tell them that the landlord didnt registar him with the prtb.Tell the landlord that since he hasnt registared him that he s going to inform the prtb.(that will change the tune of the landlord)he'll be left with a pretty big fee.
you can also check online on threshold web site to see it the apartment is registared.theres a long list of all registared houses and apts.
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Old 29-12-2008, 12:51 PM
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Many thanks
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Old 29-12-2008, 05:45 PM
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Keep us informed as to how this pans out.
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Old 30-12-2008, 08:44 AM
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Seems a bit over the top to telltale on the landlord I think. What was the point of signing a lease if he wasn't willing to accept the T&Cs at the end of the day?
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:35 PM
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Apparently landlord coughed up without further a do!

Re Marshmellow's comment, as a landlord myself, I believe that if you are foolish enough to try to go below the radar screen, the tenant has you by the short and curlies. Regardless of contracts etc, it is all about balance of power at the end of the day. You could decide to hang on to deposits and pursue for rent etc. but it will cost you more when the tenant goes to the PRTB and taxman.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:19 PM
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you can also check online on threshold web site to see it the apartment is registared.theres a long list of all registared houses and apts.[/quote]

Sorry for jumping on this thread but was wondering if you had an link to this part of the threshold site i cannot seem to find the list.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:36 PM
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you can also check online on threshold web site to see it the apartment is registared.theres a long list of all registared houses and apts.



Is this the list you are looking for ?

http://www.prtb.ie/pubregister.htm

It’s not always very accurate though. It’s only updated twice yearly

I registered a property last July and it’s not on the current list..
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:37 AM
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Is this the list you are looking for ?

http://www.prtb.ie/pubregister.htm

Itís not always very accurate though. Itís only updated twice yearly

I registered a property last July and itís not on the current list..
And I find it impossible to find mine on the list.........
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:27 PM
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Mine isn't on the list either but it doesn't mean I havn't paid them & it doestn't mean that I am not paying tax. As a landlord accepting rent allowance every penny is traceable & accounted for.
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