All tenancies within the scope of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 must be registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) by the landlord within one calendar month of their creation. A landlord who fails to register your tenancy will not be able to refer a dispute to the PRTB but a tenant will be able to do so. Landlords may register a tenancy by completing the form PRTB1 or online on the PRTB website. As part of the registration process the landlord will require certain details from you including your PPS number. On registration a unique registration number (RT number) will be issued to the landlord and tenant.
The published register is available on the PRTB website but it does not make landlord or tenant details available to the public.
What to do
- Check to see if your tenancy is registered by visiting the PRTB website or phoning 01 635 0600.
- If your tenancy is not registered you can report this by downloading and completing the Registration Enforcement Referral form and either emailing it to email@example.com or posting it to Registrations Enforcement Section, Private Residential Tenancies Board, PO Box 11884, Dublin 2.