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Negotiating Your Rent

Negotiating Your Rent

Donald Trump, a tough negotiatorIf you lease is due for renewal it may be worth testing your haggling skills to negotiate your rent. With the budget due to take a new chunk out our wage starting in May now has never been a better time to seek a lower rental price.

Although there are …

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Tips to Help Reduce Household Bills

Tips to Help Reduce Household Bills

Tips to Help Reduce Household Bills With the economic doom and gloom sweeping Ireland and with the help of the budget adding salt to our wounds everyone is tightening their purse strings… even more! So in an effort to help combat those dreaded monthly household bills here are a few tips to help keep some “yo yo” in …

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Save Money and Boost Morale; Get Renting!

Save Money and Boost Morale; Get Renting!

Save Money and Boost Morale; Get Renting! Gone are the days when the bulk of renters were college students and young graduates.
Many wannabe homeowners are now faced with drawing out their renting years as bankers turn their backs and are no longer handing out 100% mortgages. Renting is now seen as the sensible option in comparison …

Rent Relief

Rent Relief

How much rent relief are you entitled to? The good news is that tax relief at the standard rate of 20% on private rented accommodation stays put through 2009. That means if you are a singleton under the age of 55 and pay €2000 or over a year for private rented accommodation, you get €400 back (€2000 x 20% = €400).

All you …

Tight-fisted or Clever?

Tight-fisted or Clever?

Keeping household bills low is a priority for everyone these days, especially for housemates who rent a property together. Most of us have heard the standard tips by now, like “reduce the central heating by one degree”; “wash at 35 degrees” and “boil only the amount of water you need in the kettle”.

Here are …

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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 …

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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 …
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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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