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Is my Tenancy registered?

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Is my tenancy registered?

The published Register lists the addresses of all tenancies registered with the PRTB.  Please click here to go to the Published Register.

What potential effects can there be if my tenancy is not registered?

You may require proof of your tenancy for a number of State Agencies.  If a tenancy is not registered you may have difficulty in proving residency which could effect any application you may have for residency, college places, bank loans etc.  You may also find it difficult to apply for tax allowances or rebates.

How do I inform the PRTB of a non-registered Tenancy?

You may do so by returning a registration enforcement referral form to the Registrations Enforcement section, Private Residential Tenancies Board, PO Box 47 Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Alternatively you email the form to enforcement@prtb.ie or telephone us at 0818-303038.

Please click here to go to the Referral Form.

Please check the Published Register by clicking here before referring to Registrations Enforcement.

What does the Registration Enforcement Section do when I give them a referral?

Once you have provided a referral to the Registration Enforcement Section they will check that an application to register the tenancy has not been received by the PRTB.

If an application has not been received, and subject to Board approval, the Registration Enforcement Section will proceed to take enforcement action against the landlord in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.

Can I contact the Enforcement Section for an update on a referral I have sent to them?

The PRTB cannot discuss the details of individual referrals in order to ensure that court proceedings have the best possible chance of success should prosecution of a landlord become necessary. Providing information to third parties (including those who send us the referral) concerning proceedings taken against a landlord could prejudice the case. 

The PRTB has an obligation to protect an individual’s personal information under the Data Protection Acts.  Information regarding enforcement proceedings taken against a landlord is the landlord’s personal information and is not available to third parties.

What is the PRTB doing about unregistered Landlords?

The steps being taken by the PRTB to pursue compliance with the registration requirement are in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004.

They include the issue of notices to landlords and/or occupiers of the dwellings in question, and the prosecution of offenders for non-compliance with the registration requirement. Non compliance with the terms of such notices and the non registration of a tenancy may result in a criminal conviction. Please click here to go to Court Decisions.

What are the penalties under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004

A person if convicted under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 for failing to comply with a notice faces a fine and/or imprisonment, along with a daily fine of €250 for a continuing offence, the current fine is up to €4,000 and or 6 months imprisonment.