New Houses: For all new houses for which planning permission was applied for on or following 01.01.2007. Transitional BER exemptions will be required for new houses where permission was sought on or before 31.12.2006, where the house in question is substantially completed on or before 30.06.2008.
New Non-Domestic Buildings: A BER is required for new non-domestic buildings where planning permission was applied for on or following 01.07.2008. Transitional BER exemptions will be required for new non-domestic buildings where planning permission was applied for on or previous to 30.06.2008 provided the premises in question is substantially completed by 30.06.2010.
Existing Buildings: These properties will need a BER when offered for rent or put on the market for sale on or after 01.01.2009.
It will last 10 years as and from the date it was issued. However, if there are changes made to the building such as an extension added or new heating system installed, for example, advise should be sought as to whether you need a new BER.
A very important question. Having your property well equipped is essential. A kitchen should have at least, a decent sized fridge freezer(not an under counter unit), Cooker, Hob, Expel Air, Dishwasher, Washing Machine and a Dryer(or a Washerdryer). There should be at least one electric shower in the property if at all possible the electric shower is better if it is in the main bathroom as this room will probably be used more often than an en-suite. Standard appliances such as kettle, toaster etc are also expected. It is highly advised not to hold back on spending money on the appliances in your premises as it could be the difference between your rental property and “the one down the road.”
The Landlord is responsible for any repairs in the property(as long as they are not deliberate of course), during a tenancy, if the washing machine, for example, were to break down, the Tenant would inform the Landlord and in-turn, the Landlord should employ a tradesman to rectify the problem.
Yes, we recommend that all tenancies are registered as this is the law. RF Auctioneers complete the application form for you, the Landlord, to sign and forward to the PRTB. For more invaluable information on how we would put in place the formalities of your tenancy agreement, contact RF Auctioneers. Look forward to hearing from you.
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