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Rental Properties: Landlord Letting Guide by Hickey O'Donoghue

Letting Properties in Limerick:

Hickey O'Donoghue are pleased to provide this rental guide for landlords.

Choose H O’ D Because… Our dedicated letting department specialises in the letting and/or management of residential properties. We offer expert experience, professional advice and a first-rate service to all our clients and tenants alike. We offer both a letting and management service. Our dedicated team strive to find the best tenant at the highest obtainable rent.

The Letting Procedure: A Step-By-Step Guide For Landlords:

The first step
If you’re thinking of letting your property call our office with the details and our friendly staff will give you an estimation of rent you are likely to achieve. Before placing your property on the market for letting we arrange to view the property and advise of the rent obtainable. With every property we aim to find you the most suitable tenant at the highest obtainable rent. We will give you some handy tips for making your property more desirable and will answer any questions you have about the process.

Marketing
Once instructed, we will require a key and prepare to market the property in a suitable manner. We will photograph the property; place it on our office listing and web site. We will place a small ad at a very minimal cost. A ‘To Let’ Sign can be put in place if required.

Viewings
Prospective tenants will arrange to view the property with one of our experienced letting agents who will accompany them to the property. Only suitable tenants will be considered.

Qualifying the tenant
We require references from all tenants moving into the property. We carefully inspect all references and if you are happy we will take a deposit. Before moving in to the property tenants must pay a security deposit (equal to one months rent) plus the first months rent in our office. They must provide photo I.D. and the P.P.S. numbers of all tenants so the tenancy may be registered with the PRTB (Private Residential Tenancy Board).

Utility bills
Utility bills will be transferred directly to the tenant’s names.

Contract
Tenants must be present to sign up for the property. At this stage before being given the keys they must sign the contract, complete a PRTB form to register the tenancy, change utility bills. We will set up standing order to ensure the rent is lodged to your account on a monthly basis.

Only when all of the above requirements have been met and completed will a tenant get a key to the property.

Fees
We take our fee directly from the monies received in our office (rent & security). We take a once off fee as every month thereafter the rent in full will be lodged to your account by the tenants. Our accounts department will send you a copy of your account statement along the balance of monies. The landlord is responsible for the return of deposit once the tenants vacate the property and he is satisfied everything is in order.

Finalising the process
We will send you a copy of the contract for your own records along with the signed PRTB form, which you must complete and register with the PRTB within one month. For more info on the PRTB visit www.prtb.ie

For more information contact us by phone on 061-310022 or submit your query via our contact form.

Tenants Guide to Rental Properties Limerick