new rules for landlords re:rents

facetious

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Hi Dermot. I don't think you are as old as myself - coming up to 70 in a couple of months! I just enjoy helping both landlords and tenants who are having difficulties. Having been but tenant, landlord and a licensee, plus, in my younger days I lived for some time in various bedsits of all descriptions, some with mice/rats running around behind the walls. I am completely impartial and will speak out against an injured party irrespective of which side they are on.

A judge has even stated, can't remember the High Court case off hand but from memory I think it was Judge Lefroy, possibly, when he ( should that be she?) said that in places the RTA was very difficult to understand and could have been written in a better way. But then, it keeps the lawyers in work and happy.

What I did was to first download and read the RTA 2004 (in PDF format) and to which I added my own notes as and when necessary. I also download any pieces of information from the PRTB website, forums, and any other sources when I think the information is correct and appropriate. so far I have 224 files in 11 folders - there's some reading there! I have also read over 1200 dispute adjudications and tribunal resolutions. The latter are more interesting as they give much more detail about the case. Bronte gives excellent advise and has correct me on several occasions.
 
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The amendments also have a form of retrospective effect. Therefore, if a rent review occurred during 2015, the next review may not occur until 2017.
PRTB website "Latest news" dated 4th December 2015

Thus, if you have not had a rent review since April 2014 you may have a review on the expiry of the current lease in April 2016. However, remember that you must now give 90 days notice of a review. You should also be prudent that you have complied all the requirements with the RTA 2004 otherwise you may have to wait a further 90 day period before a new valid review may be applicable.

If you are unable to provide evidence of rent for other properties in the area you may have to go to an estate agent to get their input on the matter.
Is this statement correct?
"The notice period for a rent increase has increased to 90 days. The legislation contains new requirements to provide comparable market rents and other documentation to tenants but this element of the act is not yet active".
 

facetious

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Is this statement correct?
"The notice period for a rent increase has increased to 90 days. The legislation contains new requirements to provide comparable market rents and other documentation to tenants but this element of the act is not yet active".
Typical of a law made in haste (and no thought) and the Irish government in general, making a law that firstly is only partly enacted and secondly has not been published in full (that I know of). Thus, we don't know what exactly the law is especially about the deposit scheme.
 

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I need to send a letter to my tenant informing them of a rent increase, I have 3 examples of houses for rent in the area and I have saved them on file. Will I just send a letter? It doesn't seem to be a requirement to send 3 examples as they can check daft.ie themselves.
 

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Hi Dermot. I don't think you are as old as myself - coming up to 70 in a couple of months! I just enjoy helping both landlords and tenants who are having difficulties. Having been but tenant, landlord and a licensee, plus, in my younger days I lived for some time in various bedsits of all descriptions, some with mice/rats running around behind the walls. I am completely impartial and will speak out against an injured party irrespective of which side they are on.

A judge has even stated, can't remember the High Court case off hand but from memory I think it was Judge Lefroy, possibly, when he ( should that be she?) said that in places the RTA was very difficult to understand and could have been written in a better way. But then, it keeps the lawyers in work and happy.

What I did was to first download and read the RTA 2004 (in PDF format) and to which I added my own notes as and when necessary. I also download any pieces of information from the PRTB website, forums, and any other sources when I think the information is correct and appropriate. so far I have 224 files in 11 folders - there's some reading there! I have also read over 1200 dispute adjudications and tribunal resolutions. The latter are more interesting as they give much more detail about the case. Bronte gives excellent advise and has correct me on several occasions.
Wow Facetious thanks for that. But I can’t claim to be an expert.
 

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Hi Dermot. I don't think you are as old as myself - coming up to 70 in a couple of months! I just enjoy helping both landlords and tenants who are having difficulties. Having been but tenant, landlord and a licensee, plus, in my younger days I lived for some time in various bedsits of all descriptions, some with mice/rats running around behind the walls. I am completely impartial and will speak out against an injured party irrespective of which side they are on.

A judge has even stated, can't remember the High Court case off hand but from memory I think it was Judge Lefroy, possibly, when he ( should that be she?) said that in places the RTA was very difficult to understand and could have been written in a better way. But then, it keeps the lawyers in work and happy.

What I did was to first download and read the RTA 2004 (in PDF format) and to which I added my own notes as and when necessary. I also download any pieces of information from the PRTB website, forums, and any other sources when I think the information is correct and appropriate. so far I have 224 files in 11 folders - there's some reading there! I have also read over 1200 dispute adjudications and tribunal resolutions. The latter are more interesting as they give much more detail about the case. Bronte gives excellent advise and has correct me on several occasions.
Oh wow, now that's dedication for you and amazing that you have such interest in the matter

Perhaps you could answer my question. Is it possible to do do short term lets of 3 to 5 months, take a break for a month and rent again for another few months to different tennents without losing control of the house and getting tied up in all this breaucracy?
I have never rented previously and I am not in a rent pressure zone.
 

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Is it possible to do do short term lets of 3 to 5 months, take a break for a month and rent again for another few months to different tennents without losing control of the house and getting tied up in all this breaucracy?
I have never rented previously and I am not in a rent pressure zone.
What exactly is your question.

You can rent for any period up to six months. Give effective notice and end the tenancy.

I don't see what the "break for a month" you mention is about.

You are subject to the Residential Tenancies Act no matter what period you rent for. If the tenancy exceeds 6 months there are restrictions on the reasons for which you can give notice.

At least that is how I understand it.
 

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Wow Facetious thanks for that. But I can’t claim to be an expert.
Bronte, you have dug up a very old post from 2016! And I'm no expert either. I haven't followed the new laws introduced during the last couple of years - there have been so many changes and there's more to come, long term tenants' rights.
 

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I went looking for posts on bedsits and found this one. Glad you’re still alive!
 

facetious

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Oh wow, now that's dedication for you and amazing that you have such interest in the matter

Perhaps you could answer my question. Is it possible to do do short term lets of 3 to 5 months, take a break for a month and rent again for another few months to different tennents without losing control of the house and getting tied up in all this breaucracy?
I have never rented previously and I am not in a rent pressure zone.
As cremeegg indicates, you may rent for any period you choose under six months - over the six months and you get into the difficulty of a tenant's Part 4 rights. However, you may have difficulty in getting tenants for such a short period as 3/4/5 months
 
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