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Tenants Guide

If you are looking to rent a property your first step should be to contact French Estates and speak to our qualified and friendly team.

Here at French Estates we will advise you on all the properties we have available and which one best suits your requirements.
If you see a property that interests you, we will arrange a viewing appointment for you.

When renting a property through French Estates, you may need the following items:

  • A security deposit (usually the equivalent of one month rent).
  • A current bank reference.
  • A previous landlord's reference.
  • An employer's reference or, if you are self-employed, a professional reference (e.g. an accountant or solicitor).

Please contact a member of our team find out more on 01 624 2320 or email

Landlords Guide

Book a free no obligation property assessment with French Estates by calling us on 01 624 2320 and we will advise you on the current rental value of your property.

One of our friendly and experienced consultants will advise you if your property could do with some small DIY work as first impressions count hugely when dealing with tenants. We will give you our honest opinion. Professional photographs as well as a comprehensive description of the property will be taken for all our marketing methods.

A shortlist of potential tenants will be presented to you for consideration, once all references have been checked.

Lease Agreement and Inventory

So that there is no confusion for either party, a rental agreement is drawn up and signed by each party, detailing property address, monthly rent amount, deposit paid, date that rent is due, names of occupants etc. Most rental agreements are for a period of 12 months. 

An inventory of the contents and condition of the property can also be drawn up and agreed to, by both landlord and tenant.

An initial security deposit and one month rent in advance is the norm. The security deposit will be reimbursed to the tenant at the end of the tenancy, subject to the details of the rental agreement.

Register with the RTB

When a tenant rents your property you must both complete a RTB registration form, which the landlord must send off to the RTB. It costs €90 to register and it is a legal requirement. Your tenancies must be registered in order to claim mortgage interest as an allowable expense against tax.

Presentation Tips for Selling your Property

  • Clean up the outside
  • Make the most of that first impression
  • Keeping the grass cut and the area tidy will help make a great first impression.
  • Paint or wash the exterior of the house (including window casings, shutters, and doors).
  • If it’s autumn, rake the leaves. If it’s winter, shovel the pathways. The fewer obstacles between prospective buyers and the true appeal of your home, the better.
  • Check the gutters and chimney.
  • Touch up the interior
  • Clean up the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen.
  • Replace bathroom and kitchen fixtures that are worn or leaking.
  • People will notice a leaking or worn-out faucet. By replacing these items, you will give a new look to the room.
  • Clean under the sinks. If there are any leaks fix them. Then clean up the damage using contact paper or paint.
  • Put a fresh coat of paint in the most used areas of the home. This will clean as well as brighten up the rooms.
  • Wash all floors and bathroom tiles.
  • Shampoo dirty carpets.
  • Get rid of any bad smells in your home.
  • Pay attention to pet or cigarette odours.
  • Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospective buyers can see how bright and cheery your home is.
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French Estates

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Co. Kildare
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