OUR RENT COLLECTION SERVICE = 5% of the weekly/monthly rents
Above charges exclusive of V.A.T. @ 21%
Please note that our full management service already includes
rent collection. However it is also available on its own if
RENT COLLECTION PROCEDURE & POLICY:
The tenant pays the weekly/monthly rent directly to us. We
in turn issue the landlord with a monthly settlement payment,
together with a statement of receipts & expenditures.
The big advantage of this system is that the landlord does
not have to continually call for the rent or, in the case
of standing order payments, continually check bank statements
(after all, standing order arrangements are only effective
if the tenant has sufficient funds in their bank account!).
In short it means that we are at the coalface acting on your
behalf, and can take immediate action if the rent is not paid
on the due date.
If a rental payment is missed, the tenant is immediately
notified by post with a demand for immediate payment. If payment
is still not forthcoming within 3 days of this letter, the
tenant is contacted by telephone, backed up by progesively
sterner written reminders, and calls to the property by representatives
of this ofice.
Unfortunately there are occasions where genuine problems
can arise and unexpected difficulties such as redundancy,
long term illness or a relationship breakdown can suddenly
affect the best of tenants. In such unforseen circumstances
we will do everything we can to rectify the problem by visiting
the property and discussing as far as possible the problems
If there are arrears under these circumstances, and the tenant
makes a genuine effort to clear them over an agreed period,
we may recommend to the landlord to bear with them, rather
than having to go through an eviction process and then having
to relet the property.
However this is purely a matter for the landlord to decide.
The lease agreement is between the landlord and tenant, and
all we can do is offer advice as the landlords agent.
If, after exhausting all of the above measures, an arrears
problem still exists, as a last resort we will advise the
landlord that the tenant be issued with notice to quit. However,
from our experience in using our rent collection methods,
the vast majority of tenants in arrears situations will fully
clear the amounts outstanding before this becomes necessary.
N.B. Please refer to the Private Residential Tenancies Board
website for full details on the revised notice to quit periods
brought in under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.
Also, even if the tenant has received notice to quit, we
can still accept rent from them up to the date the notice
expires, without negating the notice. It is only after this
date that we can no longer accept rent, assuming the tenant
refuses to leave the property voluntarily within the period
In this case an application to the courts, (or since 2004
the P.R.T.B.), for an ejection order must be made. However,
thankfully we have never had to advise any clients to resort
to this course of action since our agency began trading in
Kinsella Property Management Ltd. accepts no responsibility
or personal liability for rent arrears due by a tenant. We
will do all in our power to ensure that all rents are fully
paid, however where arrears do occur, it shall be the individual
tenant who is wholly liable.
In these circumstances, the landlord may pursue the tenant
for compensation through the Private Residential Tenancies