Have you notified Irish Water of tenants' details if you are the landlord of a residential property?
If not, rules that came into force on 1 October 2015 make you, the landlord/non occupying property owner, liable for the water charges being levied by Irish Water.
If you, the landlord/non occupying property owner, fail to provide Irish Water with the tenant's details within 20 working days of the start of the tenant's occupation of the property you become liable for the Irish Water charges until the information is given to Irish Water.
Landlord's Obligation to Irish Water
If you already have existing tenants in occupation the deadline to notify Irish Water of your tenants' details is 20 working days from 1 October 2015.
Details to be provided to Irish Water include the date of commencement of any agreement to occupy the dwelling and the name of each person/tenant.
This rule was introduced under section 47 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 and came into law on 1 October 2015.
There is a facility for landlords to check with Irish Water as to whether someone has registered with them for the property.
The obligation is on you, the landlord/non occupying property owner, to notify Irish Water of the necessary details under this new law to avoid becoming liable for the Irish Water charges in respect of your property.
Please contact us to discuss your legal obligations.
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