This is a residential tenancy agreement. It is an agreement between a landlord and a tenant and is commonly called a lease. This lease can be downloaded, printed and used and modified (subject to a few restrictions, see small print below) by a landlord, tenant or agent.
We're nice guys! It is our contribution to the property managment sector to encourage best practice in that field. We think that it is a fair lease for both the landlord and tenant, that it is easy to read and that it is compatible with the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.
Please note: Topfloor will only answer questions from our EXISTING clients regarding the Topfloor Tenancy Agreement and its use. Everyone else is free to use it but if you have any questions, please consult your own solicitor.
Following our interpretation of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, we have prepared two tenancy agreements for use by the property management industry or any landlord/tenant.
Part 4. This agreement represents the minimum in security of tenure that is offered under the Act and is for UP TO four years. Under the terms of this lease a landlord may regain possession of the property within the first six months without specifying grounds, but once a tenancy has lasted six months, the landlord will only be able to terminate the tenancy if any of the following apply:
In these instances the notice the landlord must give is as below. The Tenant may terminate at any stage but the notice that must be given is also below:
|Duration of Tenancy||Notice by Landlord||Notice by Tenant|
|Less than 6 months||28 days||28 days|
|6 or more months but less than 1 year||35 days||35 days|
|1 year or more but less than 2 years||42 days||42 days|
|2 years or more but less than 3 years||56 days||56 days|
|3 years or more but less than 4 years||84 days||84 days|
|4 years or more but less than 5 years||112 days||84 days|
|5 years or more but less than 6 years||140 days||84 days|
|6 years or more but less than 7 years||168 days||84 days|
|7 years or more but less than 8 years||196 days||84 days|
|8 or more years||224 days||112 days|
All tenants who have been in a property for more than 6 months are entitled to a Part 4, but may only avail of it at the end of the Fixed Term and once they give notice of their intention.
Before downloading the Topfloor Lease (either Part 4 or Fixed Term), you must read and agree to the following conditions: