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Registering my tenancy

Do I have to register my tenancy? A common query we receive from new landlord clients is around the registration of the tenancy with the Residential Tenancies Board…the infamous ‘RTB.’   Typical new landlord questions we are asked all the time…  How often do I need to register the tenancy?   What is the cost to register?  Do I have to register my...

Don’t choose a letting agent based on their fee. The cheapest agent may end up costing you more in the long run!

Letting agents who charge a bit more, generally do so for a reason. So, what is the benefit? We spend more time with you at the beginning of the process getting to know you, finding out what your priorities are, and your concerns. This is important to ensuring we put forward the best possible matched tenants to your preferences. A good agent actually earns their fees once a suitable tenant is found;...

I am a new landlord, what are my legal obligations before renting out my home?

You will need to ensure you have buildings insurance in place as a minimum requirement. Additional insurance for contents is also advisable if you’re providing furniture. If you are part of a development and paying an annual service charge, this charge will include your contribution to the block insurance policy. Please make sure your service charges are paid up-to-date. Does your property...

In a competitive market, how can I stand out as a tenant? What documents do I need to prepare and provide?

Securing a rental property can be highly stressful in the current market given the lack of supply and huge competition from tenants looking to rent. Often when viewing a property there is more than one party looking to apply.To position yourself as the best applicant to a landlord or rental agent, we advise the following information should be ready at hand. It could even be emailed across ahead of any...

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