Take time to select your tenant. Ask for and verify a minimum of two references - Employer and previous landlord. Contact the previous landlord and ask if they were happy with the applicant while a tenant in their property. Was the rent paid on time? did they maintain the property in good condition and did they return it in good condition. How were they to deal with during the tenancy? Meet the applicant and make sure that you can do business with them.
It is important that your rental property is furnished properly with good quality modern furnishings. Standards have improved and with many new tenants coming from abroad, they expect a good standard of decor and fit-out. Investment in wood flooring, leather sofas and good quality blinds will pay off in the long term. Paint your property regularly and present it in a clean and tidy condition.
A Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate is an indication of the energy performance of a property. A BER is compulsory for all homes offered for sale or rent. In addition, when advertising the property for sale or rent you must include the BER details. A BER survey is carried out by a specialist BER assessor and lasts for a period of 10 years. As part of our letting service we can arrange the BER certificate for you, if necessary.
In the absence of a mains wired fire alarm system, found mainly in apartment blocks, you will need to supply two 10-year smoke alarms. In addition, in all cases you will be required to supply a fire blanket. If the property has a gas boiler or an open fireplace you will also be required to supply a carbon monoxide alarm. Please be aware that oil and gas boilers should be serviced on an annual basis.
Yes. Every tenancy must be registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) within one month of the new tenancy commencing. The fee is €90.00 payable to the PRTB. Late applications will see the fee increase to €180.00. As part of our letting service we will be happy to register the new tenancy with the PRTB on your behalf in a timely manner
The responsibility for maintenance in the property rests with the landlord unless it is deemed that the maintenance required is directly due to neglect or negligence on the part of the tenant. Our trusted and experienced maintenance team include electrical, plumbing and heating, general maintenance and painting contractors, as well as cleaning contractors. In addition, we provide our tenants with a phone number for emergency maintenance should the need arise outside of office hours