Landlord Information Centre

In this section you will find information and articles relating to property to let in Ireland for landlords

BER Certs

The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) contains a range of provisions aimed at improving energy performance of residential and non-residential buildings, both new-build and existing. The legislation requires that all property offered for sale or rent from 01/01/09 has a BER (Building Energy Rating) certificate in place before it can be advertised. Failure to comply with this rule can result in a hefty fine. Read More

Free Residential Lease Download

A lease is the name commonly given to an agreement between a landlord and a tenant. This lease can be downloaded, printed and used and modified (subject to a few restrictions, see small print on the next page) by a landlord, tentant or agent. Read More

Normal wear and tear on rented houses and apartments

Just want to mention that it's always a good idea to keep all communication with the tenant in writing. When your property is damaged and the tenant agrees in writing to a payment schedule and then defaults on his or her promise, there is no way the tenant.... Read More

LandLord FAQ

What rent can I charge?
How do I create an assured shorthold tenancy?
What happens when the fixed term of an assured tenancy comes to an end?
How do I get my tenant to leave?
What if the property is mortgaged?
What if I am leaseholder?
Find out the answer to these and much more

Irish Property Owners' Association (IPOA)

Irish Property Owners' Association (IPOA)

General Infomation

A new letting by a landlord who is not living in the same house as his tenant will normally be either an assured tenancy or an assured shorthold tenancy. An assured tenancy will generally allow the tenant to stay for as long as he wantsA new letting by a landlord who is not living in the same house as his tenant will normally be either an assured tenancy or an assured shorthold tenancy. An assured tenancy will generally allow the tenant to stay for a.... Read more

Choosing an agent

To choose an estate agent personal recommendations are invaluable. Look around for sold signs and in the local papers. Look up the Independent Directory to find estate agents in your area and pick one which is a member of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute, or the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. Find our the pros and cons of hiring an agent: Read More


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Revenue Guide

How are non-resident landlords taxed?

On receipt of the annual tax return, profit rent, i.e,. rent received less allowable expenses. will be assessed. The landlord is entitled to claim relief for expenses, which are usually allowed in arriving at the rental profit. Read more

Landlords’ Rights and Obligations

The purpose of this leaflet is to inform landlords of their rights under legislation and to make them aware of their obligations. This leaflet is a general guide only and not an interpretation of the law or a summary of all relevant provisions. Read More

Getting VAT back when buying new homes to let

Evening Herald - Getting VAT Back When Buying New Homes To Let

If you're fortunate enough to be in the position to be able to invest in a second property in this country or are considering it, then you'll be very interested in this method of easing your cashflow. Read full article

A Revenue Guide to Rental Income

The purpose of this leaflet is to answer as many of the frequently asked questions about Rental Income as possible. It is aimed at the individual who is in receipt of income from lettings, whether it is from a house, flat, factory or office etc. Hopefully it will make the taxation of Rental Income easier to understand and be of assistance in working out Profit Rent and allowable expenses. While this leaflet may not cover all situations more detailed information is available from your own Revenue office. Read More

The Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS)

In July 2004 the Government announced a new initiative the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) to transfer responsibility for housing SWA Rent Supplement recipients who are deemed to have a long term housing need to local authorities over a four year period. Read More

Updating the register

The landlord must inform the Board of a change in the rent payable in respect of a dwelling within one month of the change occurring. Landlords should at the same time notify the Board of any other change to the registered tenancy details e.g. a replacement tenant. No fee is payable for informing the Board of these changes. Read More

10 Ways to Rent Your House or Apartment for More

Have you ever watched a car slow down in front of a property for rent, stop, back up, pull forward again, then speed off? The occupants' first impression told them that that was someplace they didn't want to live. Read More

Tenant wants out

Tenant wants to move out befor the lease ends. Read More

What to Do When You Inherit a Tenant

The tenant's rights remain unchanged. It is as if there had been no change in landlords, except in the question of unpaid rent, which we will get to later. Read More

Why You Need to Raise the Rent

Many landlords believe that they cannot reject any applicant for any reason, that they have to accept the first one to come along with the money or risk the grief of a lawsuit or Fair Housing complaint. Not so. There are numerous... Read More

Get photos 360 degree tours and foorplans

Let.ie has partnered up with content collector to provide landlords in Ireland with the ability to get 360 degree walk throughs photographs and floor plans of your property all you have to do is tick 'photographs' option when paying for your ad and we will attach the results to your property within 48 hours. Read More

Landlord Withholds Security Deposit, Tenant Says She has been "Discriminated" against

My tenants of four years are accusing me of "racial discrimination" for failure to return their security deposit. I only charged them €450 secu..... Read More

Writing well written ads

Rental property owners call and email often complaining that they just are not attracting quality applicants, that nobody calls on their classified ads, ..... Read More

Getting Neighbors to Be Your Eyes and Ears

The neighbors around your rental property are your allies. If they are other tenants, so much the better, they already have your phone number. The trick is to give your phone number to the neighbors of your rental property who are not your tenants. There are two ways to pull this off., .... Read More

What to Do About Tenant Damages

Tenants have a responsibility to use care when they live in a property. They do not have a license to do damage. While they are not responsible for ordinary wear and tear, they are responsible for deliberate or negligent damage, no matter who did it (except the landlord, of course)., ... Read More

Beware of potential scams

We've got quite a few emails from the user's of let.ie letting us know about suspect emails they have been receiving based on their ads on the site. We've got some of these emails ourselves and so we thought we'd write a small piece about the dangers of internet scams. ... Read More

Why You Need to Raise the Rent

Your costs go up every year, but you are afraid to raise the rent for fear that your long-term tenants will move or because you want to help them out. After a couple of years you star... Read More

10 Things Good Tenants Hate

Good tenants expect attention and appreciation from their landlords, just as their landlords expect on-time rent payments and tender care of their homes from their tenants. ... Read More

How to Do a Rent Survey

You can get a significant amount of information about where rents are heading, how long properties stay on the market, what areas are renting the best, and what kinds of things are attracting applicants. ... Read More

The Importance of the Rental Agreement

If you do not use a rental agreement now, and you haven't had a problem, you are leading a charmed life. ... Read More

Just Say "No"

Almost everyone you encounter will think they have a better idea about how you should be spending your time. It doesn't make others bad. It's just the way the world works. ... Read More