Renting a room to someone on HAP

Trish 123

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If i wanted to rent a room in my home to someone on hap . Do i pay tax on it and also what do i have to except from a hap inspection.. someone told me they wanted the back aswell up to standard is this correct even thoe im only renting a room in myhouse
 

Thirsty

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I'm open to correction, but I didn't think HAP was available for house sharing?

Update: apparently you can get HAP for shared accomodation - learn something new every day.

from citizensadvice.ie:
You may be entitled to claim HAP if you are sharing accommodation with your landlord. If you are renting a self-contained flat or apartment in your landlord’s home, the Residential Tenancies legislation applies to your tenancy and your landlord must register with the RTB. However, if you are renting a room in your landlord’s home, your tenancy is not covered by the legislation and your landlord does not have to register with the RTB.


Minimum standards are here: https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/renting_a_home/repairs_maintenance_and_minimum_physical_standards.html
 

Trish 123

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Thank you for your reply . Yes you can rent a room and earn 12000 a year from your rent before you are taxed on it
 

Leo

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someone told me they wanted the back aswell up to standard is this correct even thoe im only renting a room in myhouse
Not sure what you mean by this, but Citizen's Information has a decent summary here. Minimum standards rules do apply when letting to someone on HAP under the Rent-a-Room scheme.

es you can rent a room and earn 12000 a year from your rent before you are taxed on it
Just to be clear here, you can earn up to €14k in total and avail of the Rent-a-Room relief, where you will pay no tax on the income. If you want to charge more, then you pay tax on it all. You can't charge €16k and just pay tax on the €2k.
 

Feemar5

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Re the HAP inspection you should try and get the house inspected before the tenant moves in. HAP usually do not inspect for several months and they inspect the whole house as your tenant will be using the kitchen and bathroom etc., They are strict on ventilation.
 

Saavy99

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If i wanted to rent a room in my home to someone on hap . Do i pay tax on it and also what do i have to except from a hap inspection.. someone told me they wanted the back aswell up to standard is this correct even thoe im only renting a room in myhouse

Think long and hard before you let a stranger into your home. It may sound like great idea to make an extra few euro but it can very quickly turn into a nightmarish situation.
 

Thirsty

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As a shared house, where you are resident as a landlord, any tenant has the status of a guest and can be asked to leave at any time. So if it gets hairy - there's the door.

I've done my time on house/flat shares and whilst there was always the annoying git who finished the last of your milk, it rarely became an international incident.

Do your homework, take up references, but don't be put off by fear-mongering.
 
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