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Does my tenancy have to be registered?

The requirement for tenancies to be registered with the RTB

All tenancies within the scope of the Residential Tenancies Act must be registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) by the landlord within one calendar month of their creation.

From 4th April 2022 the registration process will move to an annual registration system for new and existing tenancies. From this date, tenancies will have to be registered within one month of their anniversay.There will be a four month period where no late fee will apply to facilitate this transition.

The fee for registering a single tenancy will change as a result, and will be €40 per annum. A late fee of €10 per month will apply for late registrations. A composite fee of €170 will apply for landlords registering up to 10 tenancies in a property at the same time.

 Landlords may register a tenancy by completing the registration form or online on the RTB 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 enforcement@rtb.ie or posting it to Registration Enforcement Section, Residential Tenancies Board, PO box 47, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

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