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Tenants refusing to leave even though we are homeless..HELP

  • 27-06-2022 4:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 16 mrsinfo

    Any advice or help would really help. ****NOT REGISTERED WITH RTB****

    Myself and my family(2 kids) moved abroad for 1 year due to work, we rented our home to a friend and his family( not friends anymore), they knew it was not forever as the house was not finished to standards that would be allowable for renting( as it was still being build but was liveable, he knew this so we didnt register with the RTB) Anyway long story short ..... they got there notice and are refusing to leave and have not paid us any rent in 2 months and also are refusing to allow us into the property to view the place and out side is covered in dog **** that he doesn't pick up!!

    Me and my family have no home and no money to rent anywhere i am sleeping on my mums sofa with my 2 kids and my husband is in homeless shelter.... how can i get them out of our home..... Not all landlords are rich!!!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13 scarke1

    We had a tenancy registered and all was done properly...out daughter and boyfriend came back from the UK in January last year.....we were supposed to tell the tenants about this in December but did it two months earlier to be all worked out fine but in the end cost me nearly 600 euro in legal fees..I had to give the tenants registered documents to advise them, then I had to submit more documents with flight details of oru daughters, her new job offer, the list was endless, and had to sign it all in front of a not sure how you are going to do all of that to be honest....there does not seem to be a way around it at all....we were lucky because the tenants needed somewhere larger but it still cost us a fortune

  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭tvjunki

    Why is your husband in a homeless shelter you own a home?

    2ways of dealing with this. Register rtb and pay fine. Fill in online forms and get signed in front of notory. Send copies of notice to leave to rtb and your tenants. Go through the processand make a claim to get your house back. Don't wait!

    Or you could move back in but that could go pear shaped.

    Contact your bank for a payment holiday as no money coming into pay the mortgage. Credit rating would be messed up.

    Get legal advice now and not just from here .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭mrslancaster

    I've read on boards many times that the rtb process can take years and in the meantime the tenants are not paying rent. Just curious but always wonder what happens if an owner took their property back from tenants without going through the rtb rules. Has there been any cases or does it involve a fine/prosecution of the owner? What legislation covers it?

  • These types of threads seem to be popping up with more regularity. Does anyone contact their TDs?

    This type of stuff needs to be getting raised in the Dail. Things wont change otherwise

  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    You'd be put out on the street for trespassing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    Incorrect they will get involved on the tenants behalf regardless of registration.

  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭tvjunki

    Just re read op post. You gave the family notice. Was it a text, letter or notice from Rtb website? By doing this you have made them your tenants.

    Register tenancy and pay the late payment fee. Fill in the forms on the Rtb website with declaration that you are moving back in with your family. Start notice from the day after you posted rtb registration. Also fill in the form for 14days notice for late payment of rent. Do it by the book.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭Topgear on Dave

    As other have said OP you need to start doing things by the book.

    Your a landlord now and its not your home, it's your tenants home and you can't just evict willy nilly.

    Get some professional advice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,021 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    From threshold and supported view by the RTB.

    "The landlord can only enter the property with the permission of the tenant, unless it is an emergency situation".

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,021 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • 1/10

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,714 ✭✭✭cronos

    Sell the house. Buy another and live in that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭wonski

    " it was not forever as the house was not finished to standards that would be allowable for renting( as it was still being build but was liveable"

    A lot of questions to be asked.

    Tenancy not registered, house not up to the standard...

    Liveable? What does it even mean.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,434 ✭✭✭Topgear on Dave

    The law may be stupid but it is still the law.

  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    Nobody is disputing that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 154 ✭✭whatchagonnado

    Except when it comes to the highest rental costs in the history of the state. That's in favour of the landlord, right?

    That and the money they can make from AirBnB, yes?

  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    As far you're concerned has no basis in law in this matter.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,012 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio

    More like the process for dealing with complaints is absurdly long and expensive.

    If the complaints process was quick there would be a lot fewer issues.

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