FAQs COVID-19 for Tenants
We understand that the COVID-19 emergency situation can be very stressful on our tenants and clients, therefore we have put together a list of FAQs which may answer some of the queries you might have around rent and repairs in your home at this time:
Q. What if I have reported an emergency repair and I do not want the contractor in my home in case of infection?
A. Please be made aware, that while we understand that we have to limit our contact and ensure social distancing, sometimes, especially if you or the property is at risk, we have a duty of care, we want you to be safe in your home, so depending on the circumstances, we may have to send out a contractor. Should this be the case, we will ensure that the contractor has Personal Protection Equipment and we will ensure that the correct social distancing is maintained. We ask our tenants/clients to work with us to ensure that the emergency is dealt with swiftly and with the least amount of contact and disturbance as possible.
Q. Can I pay my rent by phone or online?
A. Yes, tenants can pay over the phone by calling 01 6719444 or email Mary Mullen on firstname.lastname@example.org.
At present we are not able to take online payments.
Q. I am self-isolating / sick, and my income has changed as a result of the coronavirus crisis
A. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are introducing measures to provide income support to people affected by Covid-19.
Visit gov.ie for up to date information on entitlements. Please advise us of any changes in your circumstances by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can reassess your rent.
Q. I have been temporarily laid off or my hours have been reduced. What should i do?
A. For information on entitlements for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) workers click here.
For information on entitlements for self-employed people click here.
Q. I cannot get to the Post Office to manage my financial affairs. What should I do?
A. If you are unable to collect your welfare payments and cannot make a payment towards your rent, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting your Housing Officer.
Please make sure that you pay any rent arrears in full when you are able to collect your payments. It can be difficult to get out of rent arrears so we do not advise that you allow rent arrears to build up.
Q. I cannot get to the Post Office to make my rent payments. What should I do?
A. If you cannot get to the Post Office to pay your rent, you can pay your rent over the phone by calling 01 6718444.
Please advise us of any change in circumstances by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q. I pay my rent paid by Household budget. What should I do?
A. If you pay your rent by Household budget, then it will be deducted automatically the next time you collect your welfare payment.
If you are having a problem with this please advise us by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q. I cannot pay my rent as my hours have been reduced or stopped completely (either due to loss of work, isolation or illness). What should I do?
A. Pay what you can towards your rent, it is important not to build up arrears. You can change your standing order through your online banking account.
You can pay over the phone on 01 6718444 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once you have your updated documentation advising of your new income, either through work or welfare income payments, please send them to us and we will look at adjusting your rent account accordingly. Please bear with us as there may be a backlog processing your documentation. In the meantime, please continue to pay your rent, and we will be in direct contact in due course.
Visit gov.ie for up to date information on entitlements. Please advise us of any change in circumstances by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q. How can I / I can’t get CIS info to you?
A. Please call us and we can complete the form over the phone with you, however you will have to send in proof of the Covid payment within 2 x weeks of the call in order for us to ensure that you have received the payment from the Dept. of Social Protection.
Please post the proof of payment to our Head Office at:
HAIL, Second Floor, Central Hotel Chambers, 7-9 Dame Court, Dublin 2, D02 X452
Q. What are HAIL’s opening hours during the coronavirus (covid-19) crisis
A. Our office hours remain the same, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, however our staff will be working remotely so please do not got to any of our offices our main landline is 01 6718444 or our email is email@example.com.