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  • Is You Residential Tenancy Agreement Fit for Purpose?- February 2018

  • 15/02/2018 17:45

  • 15/02/2018 19:00

  • SCSI, 38 Merrion Square East

  •  ***Plesae note tha this session has reached capacity for in-person attendance but please feel free to register for webcast attendance below***

    Is your Residential Tenancy Agreement Fit for Purpose?

    Over the last couple of years there have been two Amendment Acts to the Original Residential Tenancy Act of 2004. Not only that, there is now a Bill in place proposing more Amendments to the Acts, extending notice periods to tenants.

    More than ever, Landlords and their agents must be absolutely sure that the lease they provide is fit for purpose. The agreement that is put in place between Landlords and Tenants needs to be compliant in many ways to the current legislation, be correctly structured and cover and contain many day-to-day obligations for both the landlord and tenant.

    Marcus O’Connor will deliver a session on his observations, findings and thoughts on lease agreements that are currently being used by agents- most of which are not fit for purpose- and share some valuable remedial advice.

    Marcus will be joined by Tom Dunne, former Chairperson of the RTB and current Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT who participate for an interactive Q&A session to conclude the session.  

    This lease agreements session will focus on:

    • Recent legislation - potential impacts on residential lease agreements and how a landlord and/or a landlords agent might work them into their current lease
    • Ensuring leases are up to date – identifying out of date information
    • Commonly overlooked clauses such as tenant’s obligation to hold insurance
    • The layout and structure of a lease
    • “Common sense” clauses
    • Special Conditions

    Marcus O’Connor is a former RTB adjudicator and represents landlords in mediation, adjudication and weekly tribunal hearings in the RTB over a 12 year period. Marcus also owns and operates a property services practice- MFO The Property Professionals.

    Event details

    Thursday, 15 February 2018

    SCSI HQ, 38 Merrion Square East

    5.45pm                 Registration, tea/coffee and networking

    6.00pm                Session begins, followed by Q&A

    7.00pm                 Session concludes

    CPD                      Attending this session will earn you 1 CPD hour and will automatically be uploaded for you after the event

    Webcast instructions- if you are unable to attend this session in person, follow the instructions below to register for live or post-event viewing of this session.

    To watch the session live or after the event, please register via the the link below - > http://bit.ly/2Bhu98l 

    If you have pre-registered in advance of the session start time, you will only need to login with your registered email address.  

    You will receive confirmation details in advance of session commencement.

    In order to efficiently manage the in-person attendance, if you have registered to attend in person and would now like to view online, please email Farnaz at fbahadori@scsi.ie to cancel your in-person attendance.

    Note that webcast viewers are required to log their own CPD hours. 1 CPD hour is allocated for this session.

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