What information can a landlord request from me?
When looking for private rented accommodation you may be asked to provide certain information to a prospective landlord or agent. Below is a list of items that prospective tenants may be asked to provide:
- PPS No. (this is required for the registration of the tenancy with the Residential Tenancies Board) (www.rtb.ie)
- A reference from your previous landlord
- A reference from your current employer
- Photo I.D. such as a driving licence or passport
- Evidence of residency
- Recent bank statements
The Data Protection Commissioner has recently raised concerns at the information requested pre-tenancy-click here for more on this.
Under Data Protection legislation any information held should be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purposes for which it has been obtained and held. Such information cannot be misused and you can get more information from the Data Protection Commissioners website www.dataprotection.ie.