Last edited: 20 Dec 2018 Four of my properties now house HAP tenants. Two started off as HAP tenants and two migrated onto the HAP scheme after a few years. Firstly the paperwork involved is time consuming, including proof of ownership, proof of bank account, tax compliance certificate etc.... Rent paid is in arreas not in advance, so it appears you initially miss out on a months rent. Soon after the tenants move in a company called inspex.ie start hounding you for an inspection, which is a requirement for the HAP. It started out as confirmation that the fire blanket was in place, heat detector and carbon monoxide alarms were fitted and the BER cert was completed. This was an additional cost to rectify but it was done without complaint. So I thought that was that. No!!! Then inspex.ie said they need to see a gas service certificate....I normally get this done every other year as recommended by my Gas man.... Fine another cost!!!! However after a reinspection I get an email from them yesterday with a 5 PAGE list of outstanding items to rectify on an apartment approximately 15 years old, including items as stupid as some vinyl around the kitchen cupboard doors peeling off presenting a health and safety hazard. Also issues over, bathroom ventilation (all the bathrooms currently have standard vents which is not sufficient), Bathroom lights not suitable, Issues with window restrictors Etc..... I feel like I have been sucked in by the HAP and never would have gone down this route if I’d known how strict they were. I know I am going to get abuse from tenants regarding maintaining my property to the highest possible standards, however I feel that getting this information out there will help landlords and potential landlords make an important “commercial” decision about whether to accept HAP tenants. and Landlords be warned if you havnt been inspected yet, their is an indpex.ie inspector lurking around the corner ready to pounce!!!!