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Tips & Obligations: Lettings


  • To provide a valid BER Cert.
  • To pay local property tax.
  • To pay block management fees, (where applicable).
  • To pay for RTB registration.
  • To have the gas boiler serviced annually.
  • To repair & maintain structure of property.
  • Responsibility for expenditure in respect of repairs required on appliances, leaks, plumbing and general repairs to building, (on the basis the landlord cannot prove damage has been caused by the tenant due to negligence).
  • To serve tenant valid notice.
  • To return the security deposit in full to the tenant, or deduct accordingly if rent is owed, or the tenant has caused damage to the property.
  • To provide tenants a minimum of 90 days’ notice of any rent review.
  • To comply fully with standard housing regulation Act 2009.


  • Have a valid BER Cert.
  • Ensure the condition of the property is clean & clutter free throughout.
  • Provide mattress covers for beds.
  • Ensure oven, fridge & freezers are clean.
  • If required, re-grout around bath and shower trays.
  • Ensure all appliances are in working order and the gas boiler has been serviced within the previous 12 months.
  • Provide a washing machine, (A dryer is also necessary if there is no facility to dry clothes outside).
  • Inform your insurance company the property is being rented.
  • Have all current utility providers’ information to hand and MPRN & GPRN available for transfer.
  • Provide a fire blanket for the kitchen.
  • Ensure all bedrooms have natural light and bathrooms have good ventilation.
  • Provide a minimum of 2 smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, (if gas applicable).
  • If a garden is available, ensure it is offered in good condition. (it is the tenants’ responsibility thereafter).
  • Register each tenancy with the RTB within one month of the commencement date.
  • Home Locators’ experienced and licensed team is available to discuss any of the above and can provide a comprehensive rental appraisal including any advice you may require.


  • To pay the rent monthly in advance, (or otherwise agreed on the lease).
  • To pay all utility accounts.
  • To pay for own waste collection, (unless otherwise agreed).
  • To pay water rates.
  • To pay for stamp duty, where applicable.
  • To inform the landlord of any damage or repairs required on the property throughout the tenancy.
  • To ensure property is kept and maintained in a good and satisfactory order.
  • Where applicable, to keep the gardens clean and tidy and to mow the lawn on a regular basis.
  • To provide valid notice to the landlord.
  • To allow the landlord or his/her agent access to inspect the property or to carry out some repair work once reasonable notice provided.
  • Adhere to all block management rules, if applicable.
  • To frequently check smoke or carbon monoxide detectors are in working order and to replace batteries if and when required.


  • Research your accommodation needs as they relate to your overall lifestyle.
  • Work out exactly what you can afford to pay in rent each month.
  • Ensure you have all references available on request, (to include current employer & current landlord), and copy of photo ID, e.g. passport.
  • If your search for rented accommodation is for more than one person, Home Locators advises that all parties attend the first viewing.
  • Ensure you have funds available to pay a security deposit. Generally, security deposits are paid by electronic bank transfer. Home Locators is fully licensed & regulated by the PSRA.
  • When viewing a property, check the availability date and the term of the initial lease.
  • If there are any requests discussed with the agent at the property, it is always advisable this is followed up with the negotiator by email before contracts are signed.
  • Thoroughly review the lease agreement before signing. If there is any part of the agreement which you do not understand or agree with, then ask the agent or solicitor to explain it.
  • Ensure you have PPS numbers available on request for the RTB registration.
  • If stamp duty is applicable, (stamp duty applies when the annual rent exceeds €40,000 per annum), then stamp duty is paid by the tenant and is usually organised by the estate agent or the solicitor of the Landlord. PPS numbers are required for this.

Estate Agents & Valuers
35 Dawson Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland

+353 1 6795233/14

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