What is the course about?
Our 6 week Residential Tenancy Law in Ireland course is designed to give an overview of residential tenancy law in Ireland.According to the CSO the number of people in Ireland renting was over 325,000 in 2016. As the measures introduced since the economic crash in 2008, including the Central Bank Rules on Mortgage Lending, continue to take hold, there has been a major shift in Irish society from home ownership to the rental market. As such, residential tenancy law is more prevalent than ever.
On completion of the course, participants should expect to be able to recognise a lease that comes under the scope of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2004 (as amended), understand the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants, be aware of the protection (in terms of security of tenure) afforded to tenants under Part 4 of the 2004 Act, identify the requirements to terminate a residential lease and be familiar with the disputes process with the Residential Tenancies Board.
Who Should Attend?
This course will benefit law students interested in this area of law and who would like to get a basic understanding of same; People who work with or for voluntary and other bodies who assist students and other vulnerable tenants who may have tenancy issues; and students or other tenants who may have an interest in residential tenancy law.
The economic crash has also led to a number of people becoming “accidental” landlords. Anyone in this situation may also benefit from this course which will provide them with a good grounding in the basics of residential tenancy law. People who may be considering leasing out a property will also be interested in what is involved, from a legal perspective, in leasing a property for residential purposes.
This professional development course will be delivered over 6 weeks live online and recorded via Zoom. The live lecturers will also be recorded for repeat viewing on our Moodle Platform.
2021 Course Dates Announced
+ April 2021 – week commencing 19th April
+ September 2021 – week commencing 6th September
+ October 2021 – week commencing 4th October
*May be subject to change*
+ What is a lease and what is a residential lease?
+ Rights and Obligations of a Landlord
+ Rights and Obligations of a Tenant
+ Part 4 Tenancy protection
+ Termination of a residential lease
This certificate course is provided and accredited by Independent College Dublin. You will be awarded a professional certificate upon completion of this course.
Learn from our Leading Practitioner
Craig Phillips BL, is a barrister and delivers our Introduction to Contract Law course. He says “Contracts are everywhere. We all enter numerous contracts everyday so, particularly for a lawyer, it is important to have a deep knowledge of contract law and this course is a great starting point. Even for non-lawyers or law students, being able to demonstrate that you have a good working knowledge of contract law will be a great tool to have in impressing current or prospective employers in an ever increasingly competitive jobs market.”
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