Do I need to complete a Tenant Application form for Irelands?

It is a Company policy that all prospective Tenants complete a Tenancy Application Request and provide Photographic Id when applying for a rental property.

What are the set up costs for moving into a property.

To rent a property with Irelands you will be required to pay 1 weeks rent plus GST as a Letting Fee, one weeks rent in advance and 4 weeks rent as bond.  These setup costs will need to be paid before you move in to the property.

Who holds my bond?

By law all bonds collected will be held by The Department of Building and Housing.  You will receive written confirmation containing your bond lodgement reference number.

What if I don’t pay my rent?

Irelands have a zero arrears policy which we are rigorous in implementing and in taking action with all Tenants. Many of our Property Owners have substantial financial commitments and we would be remiss in our duty and our service if we do not enforce our arrears policy.  As a Tenant with Irelands, you will receive a Tenant Welcome Pack which outlines all your responsibilities as a Tenant including paying rent on time and the immediate process which Irelands will follow should a rental payment be missed.

Can my rent be increased?

The rent in respect of any tenancy may be increased by the landlord as per Section 24 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.  Your Property Manager will advise you of notice the Landlord is required to provide dependent on the type of Agreement arranged with the tenant for your property.

Do you accept pets at your properties?

There are some properties where pets are allowed however it is important you provide the details of all pets which will be located on the property at the time of completing the Irelands Tenancy Application form.  If your application is successful, you will need to complete an additional form outlining the conditions for keeping a pet at the time of signing the Irelands Tenancy Agreement.

Who takes care of the gardening at my property?

Unless your Tenancy Agreement states otherwise, it is your responsibility to keep gardens reasonably tidy and weeds at a minimum. Lawns are to be mowed regularly and lawn clippings disposed of correctly.

How frequent will property inspections be?

A Property Manager from Irelands will inspect the property every 3 months.  You will receive written notice of all inspections at least 48 hours prior.  However, there may be circumstances where the Property Manager will  undertake an inspection at anytime during your Tenancy as per the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

Who do I contact if something needs repairing?

Please contact our office on 03 377-2090 and leave a message for your Property Manager.  Alternatively, you are able to complete an online Maintenance Request.  For all urgent matters, please discuss the issue with our reception staff if your Property Manager is unavailable.

Do I need Insurance?

Irelands Property Management Ltd requires their Tenants to obtain Household Contents Insurance as the Landlord’s Insurance will not cover your possessions.  In some instances, Tenants have been held liable for damage caused to a property so it is therefore advisable to have insurance which will cover all possible accidents.

How much notice do I need to give to end a Tenancy?

The amount of notice that needs to be given to end a tenancy will depend on the type of tenancy agreement made between the landlord and the tenant and the circumstances at the time.

Fixed-term tenancies are for a specific length of time and cannot be ended by notice during the term of the tenancy.  Please contact your Property Manager to discuss further.

A fixed term tenancy automatically become periodic tenancies upon expiry of the fixed term. To prevent the fixed term tenancy becoming a periodic tenancy, either party may give notice to the other that they wish to end the tenancy at the end of the fixed term. This notice must be given no more than 90 days and no less than 21 days before the expiry date.