Advice Centre Articles — Rent and Leasing

We receive many questions in relation to renting and leasing problems. Your main legal rights and responsibilities as a private tenant derive from landlord and tenant law as well as from any lease or tenancy agreement between you and your landlord.

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My family is relocating to Dublin

I am being relocated, for work purposes, to Ireland and plan to move to Dublin next month with my wife and two children. We hope to rent a three-or four-bedroom house on the northside of the city. What is the average rent a month and could you please advise me of what documentation/ information I will need to give the estate agent or landlord?

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Am I responsible for replacing my car park fob for the apartment I’m renting as the other one broke?

I rent an apartment and the electronic fob for the car park stopped working recently. I phoned the management company who said it would cost €90 to replace. I then phoned the landlord and she told me it was up to me to pay for a new one since it was working when they gave it to me. Surely this isn’t fair — is it really up to me to pay for it?