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GDPR compliance for landlords

Ireland’s rented housing market is somewhat unusual as, despite an increase in “professional” landlords over the past number of years, most private rented accommodation is owned by single-property landlords. These landlords are not engaged in property letting as part of their “day job”, but have either bought a property to provide a rental income with […]

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Rent certainty and the new landlord and tenant law

New residential tenancy legislation, partly aimed at addressing the housing crisis in Ireland, introduces what has been called “rent certainty” for tenants. Tenants should know their rights and landlords should be aware of the rent review and termination changes which have already taken effect. The main changes to the law are: Rent cannot be increased […]

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Clear as Mud: the law on management companies needs to be updated

Management companies have been a feature of apartment developments for decades but until recently these companies were unregulated. In 2011 a new law changed that and introduced rules to govern owner management companies (OMCs). However, it failed to adequately distinguish between apartment blocks and traditional housing estates, leading to unnecessary confusion and difficulties which are […]

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5 tips for landlords

There are almost 500,000 single-property landlords in Ireland, accounting for about two thirds of total residential lettings. For these non-professional landlords the many legal obligations involved in renting property and specific conditions that apply to residential tenancies can be a burden. Landlords can avoid unnecessary and unexpected headaches by having everything agreed and knowing their […]

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Lessons from Teagasc’s farm succession clinic

As solicitors with broad experience advising farming families we were delighted to be invited by Teagasc to attend their Transferring the Family Farm Clinic for the Limerick/Kerry region which took place today (13 October 2015) in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine. John Molyneaux and Rossa McMahon met many farming families for one-on-one consultations in a […]

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5 tips for selling a home

According to AIB’s chief economist, house prices outside Dublin have increased around 10% in the past year. With tentative signs of stability in the housing market more people are taking advantage of comparatively reasonable house prices in some areas and trading up. Auctioneers know what sells and can advise you on how best to market […]

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Family farm transfers and the phasing out of consanguinity relief

An important relief from stamp duty frequently availed of in transferring family farms is in the process of being phased out. Anyone considering a farm transfer should be aware of the rules and consider whether they affect future plans. Known as consanguinity relief, the rule halves the rate of stamp duty (from 2% to 1% […]

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5 tips for buying a home

Buying a home is a key life step and a daunting undertaking – so make sure you know what is involved. Here are some practical steps that will make the process easier and the legal procedures smoother. Get your mortgage ready. Have approval in principle before viewing properties so that you can make offers. If […]

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