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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Registering a tenancy

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Q: I’m a landlord renting out a house to a family. What are the rules about registering the tenancy?

A: You must register the tenancy with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB). You can register the tenancy online using the RTB’s online system. You can also register by post. When you register the tenancy, you need to give detailed information about the property including:

* The address of the rented home
* The name, address and PPS Number of the landlord
* The name and PPS Number of each tenant
* A description of the property
* The date the tenancy started
* The rent and how often it is paid
* The local authority area the property is located in
* The term of the lease if it is a fixed-term lease
* The Building Energy Rating (BER) if applicable

Q: What tenancies must be registered?

A: Most privately rented properties must be registered with the RTB. This also includes properties rented out by approved housing bodies and student-specific accommodation.

Q: How often do I need to register the tenancy?

A: Landlords must register the tenancy every year that the tenancy continues. This must be done within a month of the date of when the tenancy began. Annual registration began on April 4, 2022.

Q: Do I need to pay a registration fee?

A: You must pay an annual registration fee. The fees are different depending on the type of tenancy. For example, Approved Housing Bodies (AHB) tenancies pay a different fee to private rented tenancies. The basic fee for registering a private rented or student-specific with the RTB is €40 a year. There are exceptions to the fees in certain circumstances.

Q: What happens if I don’t register a tenancy?

A: You can be fined up to €4,000 and face imprisonment for up to six months on conviction. A further penalty of €250 for each day of non-registration can be applied. You will also have to pay the RTB's legal costs.

Read more about registering a tenancy on www.citizensinformation.ie or you can call a member of the local Citizens Information Service in Kerry on 0818 07 7860. The telephone lines are staffed from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. The National Phone Service is available on 0818 07 4000 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm. Alternatively, you can email tralee@citinfo.ie or log on to www.citizensinformation.ie.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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