In general, tenants are legally entitled to a rent book, which records the rent paid and must contain specific information. Rent Book Protected Tenancy. Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below. Landlords are required by law to provide a rent book or other document such as by Threshold and complies with the Housing (Rent Books) Regulations
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Landlords are obliged to provide tenants with a 'rent book' (or other documentation serving the same purpose) at the commencement of a tenancy. This applies. Your landlord must, by law, provide you with at least a rent book or other document such as a lease, which you keep. It is used to record all rent, deposit and. Threshold Rent Book. Designed by Threshold the Irish National Housing Charity and printed in Ireland.
The rent book or lease should contain other useful information on the tenancy including an inventory list of all items provided as part of the tenancy, your details and the name, address and contact details of your landlord and their agent if they have one.
All payments must be recorded either in the rent book or, if you pay through the bank, by receipt stating the amount, purpose and date of the payment and the period to which it relates. Where payment is made by any other method, for example direct debit, your landlord must, not more than 3 months after receipt, either record it in the rent book or provide you with a written statement of the amount, purpose and date of the payment and the period to which it relates.
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Use the template letter in the Useful Downloads section on this page. If this does not resolve the matter, Threshold can help you contact your local authority, whose responsibility it is to enforce the Rent Book Regulations.
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You need to determine the market rent, which will depend on the location and quality of your property and the amount of similar properties which are available to rent in your area. You may decide to place an advertisement in your local or national newspaper or on www. You may also check in newspapers and on various property rental websites to see how much other landlords with similar properties in your area are charging.
There are a number of steps you can take which will increase your chances of finding reliable tenants.
State of the property Before you decide to rent your property you must ensure that your property complies with certain minimum standards under the law e. If your property looks like it has been well looked after and respected it is likely that your tenants will treat it with respect and at the end of their lease or tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act the property will be in a reasonable good condition. Your rent will have to be below the maximum rent level set for your county by the HSE for your potential tenants to avail of rent supplement.
Ask your potential tenants to get confirmation of the amount of their rent supplement. Be careful with the questions you ask as equality law prohibits you from refusing to offer accommodation or from terminating a tenancy on any of the following nine grounds: gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disability, race, membership of the traveller community.
You should base your decisions on the merits of the prospective tenants. Lease and contents list You should take a picture of your property and its contents. You must also make a list of your contents which can be included as part of your lease.
Tyrrell Solicitors can draft a lease for your rental property which will go along way in creating a smooth relationship with your tenants and securing your piece of mind. Once you are happy with your lease you can get your tenants to sign it. Your tenants can then pay you your first months rent and one months rent in advance as a deposit.
Rent book You are legally obliged to provide your tenants with rent books containing information on the tenancy, a record of all payments made by your tenants and a statement of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. Please see www.