We have what used to be our family home in Dublin. A 3 bed terraced house. We have decided to rent it out and become landlords as we need the income. We have read a lot of horror stories about been a small landlord, and if reading in the media was to educate you as to landlords, then been a drug dealer probably commands more respect in the current climate.
Anyway, we are looking for advice from experienced responsible landlords, as to the must do's and must not do's. The PRTB were pretty unhelpful and would put you off the idea tbh.
Whats the best way to try get a solid tenant? What should you ask for? and what checks to make. Where do we get a good lease document from? How much deposit should we ask for? Anything else to keep in mind?
Any advice welcome relevant to spirit of our questions.