Meet Nick

“Hi, I’m Nick. Do you want to talk about renting or letting out a property?”
Are you considering letting out your property or looking for your next rental? Get in touch. I’ll help you through the process step by step.

A Bit More About Me

Working at Borgman Earls isn’t the usual 9 – 5. Every day, every client is different. As a dad and a husband, I appreciate how busy life gets.

After our first conversation on the phone or over a coffee, I hope that you feel confident you’ve been listened to and understood – and you leave with a smile on your face too.

Building the Borgman Earls brand (and team) has been incredibly exciting; we’re paving the way for lettings agents in Dublin because we’re about people, not just bricks and mortar. It goes without saying, we’re passionate about property, but it’s helping people that gets us going in the morning – that, and a tall latte or two.

For me, the buzz of handing a client a set of keys and seeing their excitement is second-to-none. Coupled with the fact that after 20 years of doing this, I still get to explore this remarkable, vibrant city. Well, that’s what makes me smile.


"Nick Knowledge"

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

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

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

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…

"What People Are Saying"

Nick and the team give a professional and conscientious service at the highest standard. As an overseas landlord every step of the process was managed perfectly on my behalf and suitable tenants for my property were secured at a good rent. I cannot recommend Borgman Earls enough, if you’re looking for quality estate agents and property managers look no further, 10/10.
- Anna Kotsonouris
Nick Borgman has been an excellent manager of my rental property. He is professional, communicative and well-resourced and makes life easier for property-owner and tenants alike. I would highly recommend. Aoife is also superb.
- Peter Shearman
I've been on both sides, I was a tenant of a house managed by Borgman Earls a few years back. Fast forward to 2023, I bought my own house and when I moved abroad, I knew exactly who would manage my property. I'm 10,000km away from my property, but I have peace of mind knowing Borgman Earls is taking care of it. Thank you Tracy and Nick.
- Rafael Giuri Costa

"Nick's Featured Properties"

"Nick's Frequently Asked Questions"

We vet all prospective tenants to make sure they’re a good match for your property, taking time to speak to them before, during and after viewings. If they decide they’d like to rent your property, we put their offer forward and give you full profiles of each tenant. We then ask for and check the following documents:

  • Employer reference
  • Financial reference
  • Previous landlord reference
  • Copy of photo ID
  • PPS number

Start with a checklist. We can run through this with you, but in essence you will need to look at making sure your property is safe, comfortable & attractive to prospective tenants. That includes undertaking any structural repairs, checking gas, electricity and plumbing, and having it professionally cleaned.

You’ll also need to prepare information for your tenants about the property, apply for a BER certificate and arrange landlord insurance.

We offer a comprehensive property management service, acting as your tenant’s first port of call for all maintenance & tenancy issues. We take care of arranging repairs so you don’t need to spend time booking & chasing tradespeople. We work with a number of reliable maintenance companies & individuals & have longstanding relationships with all. We can provide quotes for you and will keep you updated on the progression of work once underway.

The short answer is that a rent review can take place 12 months after the rent was last set. If your property is located within a designated Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ), as most of the country is, then the current rent control legislation applies. The calculation of any rent review is transparent and carried out using the calculations written into the law. Tenants must be served with a minimum 90 days’ notice before any increase in rent takes effect. Over the last few years, there have been ongoing changes to the RPZ rent control legislation, and we can offer the correct advice when you need it.

Many landlords rent out their properties as they have an opportunity to move away for a period of time. Whilst away they may decide to rent out their property with a view to moving back in on their return. A landlord is protected by law and is entitled to serve notice to their tenants for the reason of moving back into their property for their own use. The amount of notice they must provide will depend on the length of the tenancy at that point. Notice periods start from 28 days for tenancies lasting less than 6 months, but quickly increase to 180 days and beyond if the tenancy has been in place for more than 12 months. Again, we can guide you through this process so that any notice given is done in the prescribed manner & format required.

As an overseas landlord you are liable to pay a withholding tax at the standard rate of income tax (currently 20%). This should be deducted from the monthly rent by a collection agent who acts on your behalf. An annual return is submitted on your behalf in relation to your rental income.
This process will change from 1st July 2023, where the process of notifying Revenue and the collection of the withheld rent will become streamlined through a new online Revenue platform. We can guide you through your responsibilities and ensure you remain compliant.

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