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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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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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