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  • 25-10-2022 6:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7

    55 Poplar Drive, Carraig An Aird, Six Cross Roads, Waterford is for sale on

    These houses are all around 265k in the area however this one is only 175k. It does say there are tenants in situ which means you will be taking them on as their new landlord however if you want to use the property as your in own home you can serve them notice immediately and even f they've been there a while you would be looking at anymore tan 224 days notice period or could there be something else I am missing


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,724 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    Probably couldn’t get a mortgage on it, except a BTL one.

    Post edited by Glaceon on

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,479 ✭✭✭Grumpypants

    It says current rent is 8700 a year. That's about €360 a month after tax.

    If your mortgage is 1000, you are topping that up by 700-800 a month.

    That's prob why it's that price.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭endofrainbow

    A house near me was for sale and like this one, only had 4 pictures. It also had tenants in situ. My guess is that a deal has already been done hence the lack of info - but hey, what do I know?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭DubCount

    My guess is the sitting tenant is a nightmare. Pictures may have been taken some time ago. It could take months/years to evict and who knows what damage may have been done in the meantime. This looks like a purchase for someone with a track record on difficult evictions - I'd stay away.

  • Registered Users Posts: 243 ✭✭chunkylover4

    It's a receiver sale. The tenant is likely the client of the receiver, a family member of just a difficult tenant entitled to a long termination notice period under Part 4 exceptions.

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,787 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    You'll have to buy with cash, you won't get the property back for a very considerable period - that notice period is idealistic and doesn't take in to account of the eviction ban about to come in - and you may not receive any of the (low) rent during that time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 840 ✭✭✭fatbhoy

    It's beside Ballybeg? Worst estate in Waterford, as far as I know.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭dennyk

    It's being sold with a tenant in situ who's paying less than €730 a month (if they're actually paying the rent at all) for a four-bed in an RPZ. It's either a receivership where the bank can't be arsed to try to get the tenants out, or the owner knows they won't be able to remove the tenants in a reasonable time frame and just wants to be rid of the headache ASAP. Either way you're buying nothing but trouble. A tenant paying €730 a month isn't going to find anything else to rent in their budget, so regardless of the notice period you'll have to give them, they will almost certainly overhold indefinitely, and it may take you years and thousands in legal fees to have them removed, and god knows how much to fix all the damage they'll have done to the property in the meantime. Once there's animosity between you and the tenant due to the notice or their overholding, it's quite possible they'll stop paying rent entirely, as well, so you'll be getting nothing at all from the property in the meantime.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20 TenMoreMinutes

    That's a serious discount, and still not worth it. You'd spend years paying off the property before you even gain the right to benefit from it, and you'll likely have to buy it sight unseen as the agent hasn't set foot inside, they've just been told what the seller wants them to know.

    Anyone saying that landlords can sell with tenants in situ as an argument in favour of the eviction ban should be pointed directly at this as a case study of why the private landlord will be a thing of the past in a few years. It's just not worth the risk any more.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,132 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    I wouldnt buy that house even if it was 10k......

    Avoid like the plague

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

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,964 ✭✭✭KilOit

    10k to the house then 20k for the hired hitman to throw the tenant in the river and boom, got yourself a bargain

  • Registered Users Posts: 390 ✭✭KurtBarlow

    I made some enquires

    1.Isn't it true that a lease can be broken if you buy a property with in situ tenants if you intend to use the property as your own residence? 

    This is generally correct but not when it is a lease with the council.

    2.How long are the current tenants in the property and how much notice would I have to give them ? 

    The current tenants moved in in 2018 and have a 10 year lease until 2028.

    3. Is there any risk from a legal aspect of not being able to remove the current tenants in the anticipated timeframe?

     If you serve the tenants with notice to vacate and they don’t move out on the expected date (after 2028) you would have to bring this to the RTB in order to get an eviction notice.

    4. Why isn't  there many pictures of interior of the property compared to other houses in the area on Daft?

    It is harder to get internals on occupied properties and the tenants do not want their belongings on display.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,787 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    So it has a low rent that isn't going to be adjustable for 6 more years, plus a not that high chance of getting them out easily at the time.

    You won't get a loan for it and you cannot make any assumptions about living it it until 2029+

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,594 ✭✭✭mrslancaster

    A friend of ours was looking at a property with tenants during covid. The EA said it was let to the council for 10 years with seven left so there was no possibility of moving in until the lease was finished and the tenants left. The rtb weren't involved in any way so a buyer couldn't terminate for their own use, and also, the council had to give approval for any prospective sale/buyer. Our friend walked away. The house did sell ok but probably to an investor, obviously not suitable for an owner-occupier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 534 ✭✭✭Q&A

    Very much priced for an investor. Yields on a 4 bed are about 5.6% according to daft . On the face of it it might suggest it's still overvalued... But if it's one of those rent agreements where the council covers the rent and cost of upkeep it might make sense. But a very small and niche market of potential investors.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭walterking

    Its not 175k. That's the reserve.

    10 year council lease - near impossible to break.

    Not an issue with pics - receivers are mindful of bad publicity and tenants rights to privacy.

    Long term punt for an experienced investor.

    Doesn't council lease have a different tax system?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Autumn Meadows

    Which estate are u saying is the worst in Waterford is it Carraig an Aird or Ballybeg????

    Thanks in advance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Autumn Meadows

    What avoid buying this house ??

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,425 ✭✭✭jhegarty

    Th house already sold for €177,500. So you a little late.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭bobbysands81

    If this is a ten year lease to the Local Authority then it does not fall under the RTA and you CANNOT remove the tenant if you want to sell the property or if you want it for your or your family’s use… until the ten years is up.

    The rent is also discounted by 20% for the full ten years.

    At the end of the ten years the property is returned to the owner and should be handed back in good condition minus wear and tear.

    The Winter Eviction Ban does not cover such properties as they are not let under the rules of the RTA

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