question re new rental rules

Discussion in 'Property investment and tenants' rights' started by kelly123, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. kelly123

    kelly123 Frequent Poster

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    I have a 2 bed apartment with 2 secure underground car parking spaces rented in Dublin. Tenants have been there since 2011. Rent is currently about €400 per month below market rate. I kept it low as they are good tenants and I wanted to keep them. The original lease has expired and review on rent is due in August of this year. I can only get an extra €54 per month thanks to the new controls. To compensate, I was hoping to rent the car parking spaces separately. Is this allowed under the new regulations?
     
  2. Sarenco

    Sarenco Frequent Poster

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    Hi Kelly

    The rules only relate to a self-contained "dwelling" but that is defined to include any land that is "appurtenant to it or usually enjoyed by it". Would that include any underground parking spaces that are owned or licensed in conjunction with the apartment? I wouldn't have thought so but it's not 100% clear.