Thursday April 9, 2020

The reluctant landlord

Some property owners have become landlords out of necessity, but they, too, need to do their research and be aware of their many legal and tax obligations, writes Martha Kearns.

17th March, 2013
Reluctant landlords need to be aware of their responsibilities, taxes and obligations. Photo: Getty

The fallout from Ireland's Celtic tiger party days and the subsequent property crash continue to be felt by homeowners across the country. There are those in negative equity, those living in ghost estates with no hope of selling on, those in mortgage arrears: the list is endless. But there is another group that was created by the rise and fall of the country's property market - the reluctant landlords.

These are mainly people who were...

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