Does my tenancy have to be registered?
All tenancies within the scope of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 must be registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) by the landlord within one calendar month of their creation. The registration form must be accompanied with the relevant fee of €90 for a single tenancy. If your landlord does not register your tenancy, they will not be able to refer a dispute to the RTB, but you will still 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 RTB 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 RTB 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 opposite and either emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org or posting it to Registration Enforcement Section, Residential Tenancies Board, PO box 47, Clonakilty, Co. Cork