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Am I locked in now.

  • 07-06-2024 4:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭

    I have been renting a 1 bed in waterford for past 8 years . Because I have been there so long my rent was very cheap. 653 a month. The landlord came on the phone in January and said because he couldnt raise the rent more than 2% would I mind taking on the management fees of 100 euro a month. I probably should have said no but because 750 is still cheap and I didnt want to find myself having to look for a new place I reluctantly said yes now I regret that decision. A few weeks ago I got a new 1 year lease in the door which includes my agreement that I pay those management fees which means he can increase the rent and Ill be liable for any increase in managment fees also. Ive been paying the extra 100 euro since feb so I am wondering if its too late to change my mind


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 manwithamission

    The landlord can't legally charge more than the 2%. What he has done in charging you management fees of €100 per month is illegal. I would ask him to review the rent to remove these. If he disagrees, you can log a call with the RTB - mediation is free, and could well sort things out as the mediator should be able to get the landlord to see the error in what he is doing. If not and it goes to an RTB tribunal, they are extremely likely to find in your favour - as they have done in other cases previously. It will be seen for what it is, an illegal rent increase. Because of the landlords illegal behaviour, you will not be locked into this lease.