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The Renter
Rental Accommodation Standards

Rental Accommodation Standards

Rental Accommodation Standards

More good news for renters. Not only have some of us witnessed a price drop in our rents, we have also welcomed in the BER Cert at the beginning of the year and now we get to greet the new rental standards which came into effect on Feb 1st.

What this spells for all new rental accommodation is …

Transport 21

  What is Transport 21? Transport 21 is an Irish infrastructure plan, announced on 1 November 2005 in Dublin Castle by the Irish Minister for…
The Investor
Investment Mortgages – Did you know?

Investment Mortgages – Did you know?

Investment Mortgages – Did you know?

So, an investment mortgage is similar to the “normal” or traditional mortgage as we call it, in that it is a loan used to finance a property. However there are few slight differences that you should be aware of.

Usually with a “normal” mortgage the amount you can borrow is based upon your salary, but with an investment mortgage lending is …

The Renter
10 Ways to reduce your Household Bills

10 Ways to reduce your Household Bills

10 Ways to reduce your Household Bills

As the economic doom and gloom sweeps Ireland everyone is tightening their purse strings.

To help combat those dreaded monthly household bills we thought we would help you out by posting some top easy day to day tips to help keep some euro in your pocket.

  1. Check all your doors and windows for sneaky draughts …
Mortgages & Money
Mortgage Relief Fast

Mortgage Relief Fast

Mortgage Relief Fast

Did you know that you are entitled to claim tax relief on the interest you pay on your home mortgage, at the standard rate of 20%?! Known as mortgage interest tax relief at source (TRS) means that from the commencement date to completion day of your loan you can receive monthly relief payments either in the form of a reduced mortgage …

The Overseas Investor
EEK!! Beware of the Hidden Costs

EEK!! Beware of the Hidden Costs

EEK!! Beware of the Hidden Costs

When considering buying property overseas many of us focus on the prospect of continuous sun, sea and sand. We have our suitcases packed and are on the plane before we would even think to budget for the hidden costs that we might have to fork out for.

What am I talking about? In many …

The Renter
Parking Permit Pains

Parking Permit Pains

Clamped car wheel

You would think that getting a parking permit would be quite straight forward. You just download the form from your City Council, fill it in and pay the fee, right? Think again.

I suppose obviously enough that you have to prove your place of residency to obtain your permit. This is where the pains …

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