Author: SIB

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As per Revenue, the room you’re renting must have been part of the original property structure to qualify for the rent a room relief. If you convert a garage to a living unit it should qualify for rent-a-room relief. If however, you construct a property at the end of your…

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You don’t need to apply for the rent a room scheme. Instead you just need to declare the income you made from renting a room in your home. If your income is predominately PAYE Income and the income from renting the room in your home is less than the current…

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There short answer is no, if you have no short term lettings (28 days or less) or you are renting to students (including language students) any means testing benefits are not affected. In an effort to bring more rooms on to the market Heather Humphreys announced measures to remove barriers…

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If you are renting a room in the home in someone’s principal residence you are renting under a licence you are not protected by tenancy laws in Ireland. There is an exception for self-contained units, these are covered by tenancy law. There are very few protections in place in law…

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You are required to complete a return stating the income you have generated through the rent a room scheme. If your income is mostly through PAYE you can do this through MyAccount on the Revenue website. You can also complete a form 12. It is currently on item number 17,…

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As per the RTB’s website you don’t need to register with the RTB if you are renting a room under the rent a room scheme where the landlord and the tenant share the same self-contained property. (Source). You are required to register the tenancy if you are renting out a…

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In the event you have a dispute with the lodger the most likely option will be the Small’s Claims Court assuming your claim is less than €2,000. You may read that the Small’s Claims Court doesn’t resolve tenant issues. They recommend tenancy disputes be resolved through the RTB. This is…

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Before you start posting messages looking for someone to rent a room please beware, potential applicants are not protected by the Equal Status Acts 2000-2015 and housing assistance grounds. We’ve written a post on this if you want further information. Before you start looking for people to rent your room,…

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As you are renting a room in your home (except self-contained units) potential renters are not protected by the Equal Status Acts 2000-2015 and housing assistance grounds. (Source) Under this act you are not allowed to discriminate on any of the following grounds: It’s important to note that laws are…

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