From 4 April 2022, new legislation was introduced requiring landlords to register each of their tenancies with the RTB ever year. This must be completed within one month of the anniversary when the tenancy began. 

Registration Fees

The cost to register tenancies will be €40 per year for private rentals, cost rentals and Student Specific Accommodation (SSA) rentals. The yearly fee for tenancies managed by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) will be €20 per year. There will be a fee waiver for those landlords who currently have a ‘Further Part 4’ tenancy in place. Further detail on fees can be found below. 

Transition Period

To further assist landlords in this changeover to annual registration, there will be a four-month transition period for tenancies which have renewal anniversaries between 4 April and 3 July 2022. This transition period ends on 3 August 2022.

Temporary Registration Fee Waiver

There is a temporary registration fee waiver to those landlords who will have to register a ‘Further Part Four’ tenancy. Tenancies that have a duration longer than six months are called ‘Part Four’ tenancies. Up to now in Ireland, tenancies either had a duration of four or six years, depending on when the tenancy started (tenancies which started after 24 December 2016 have a duration of six years).

Once the six years is due to expire, landlords can renew their tenancy registration and this renewed tenancy is known as a ‘Further Part Four’ tenancy. Landlords in these scenarios will be exempt from having to pay an annual registration fee for the portion of the tenancy remaining in their ‘Part Four’ tenancy, i.e. if there are three years left on the ‘Further Part Four’ tenancy, then the landlord would be exempt from paying an annual registration fee for those three years. However, please note that even though these landlords will be exempt from paying yearly registration fees, they will still be required to register their tenancy annually once they applied to register the ‘Further Part Four’ tenancy on or before 3 April 2022 and paid the required fee by midnight 3 May 2022.

For more information, please read the Government Guidance Document on Annual Registration here.

A Guide for Completing Your Annual Registration

 

Fees for Annual Registration
Private/Student Specific Accomodation (SSA)/Cost Rental Tenancies

Standard Registration Fee

Application made to the RTB within one month of the tenancy commencement date 

€40

Additional Late Fee

Application made to the RTB more than one month after the tenancy commencement date

€10 for every month (part thereof) that registration is late

Composite Registration Fee

A reduced fee in respect of an application made to the RTB, within one month of the earliest tenancy commencement date, to register a maximum of 10 tenancies in one building by the same landlord at the same time

€170

2nd Registration or Subsequent in a 12-month period

No fee applies to the 2nd and subsequent registration in a 12-month period in respect of the same dwelling, providing the applications are made to the RTB within one month of the tenancy commencement date of the new tenancy 

No Fee



Approved Housing Body (AHB) Tenancies

Standard Registration Fee

Application made to the RTB within one month of the tenancy commencement date 

€20

Additional Late Fee

Application made to the RTB more than one month after the tenancy commencement date

€5 for every month (part thereof) that registration is late

Composite Registration Fee

A reduced fee in respect of an application made to the RTB, within one month of the earliest tenancy commencement date, to register a maximum of 10 tenancies in one building by the same landlord at the same time.

€85

2nd Registration or Subsequent in a 12-month period

No fee applies to the 2nd and subsequent registration in a 12-month period in respect of the same dwelling, providing the applications are made to the RTB within one month of the tenancy commencement date of the new tenancy 

No Fee

What do I need to create an RTB Online Account?

  • Your Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Email Address

  • Phone Number

  • PPS Number

  • Home Address

  • CRO Number

Frequently Asked Questions

Annual registration starts on 4 April 2022.

Annual registration is the requirement for landlords to register their tenancies every year on the anniversary of the date the tenancy began. Previously, tenancies were only required to be re-registered if a tenancy continued into a ‘Further Part 4’ tenancy.

From 4 April 2022, your tenancy will be due an annual registration on the next anniversary of the date that tenancy began.

For example, if your tenancy started on 15 August 2018, it will be due for annual registration on 15 August 2022, and every year on 15 August after that for as long as the tenancy continues.

You can make your annual registration up to one calendar month after the due date, without incurring late fees.

First of all, you must have set up an account on our new online portal, launched November 2021.

Then go to the ‘Manage Registrations’ page of your RTB online account and by filtering the Registration Status column to ‘Pending Registration’ you will find the tenancies due to be registered.

If you do not see your tenancy on the Manage Registration page of your online account, you may need to link your existing tenancy.

Alternatively, please check your own records held for your tenancies. This will also assist the online process for linking existing tenancies.

If you have not already done so, visit the RTB’s new online account system on
https://www.rtb.ie/portal and set up a new online account.

Find out more information about the RTB online accounts at https://www.rtb.ie/info-hub

You may need to link your existing tenancies to your new online account. You can follow the instructions to do this once you have set up a new account. You should do this in advance of your registration(s) being due, so your tenancies are easily available to you for annual registration, so you avoid any issues regarding being late to register, and potentially have late fees due.

No. The fee structure has changed for the private rental sector and for the Approved Housing Body sector. The standard fee for private rental tenancy registration is €40 per registration and €20 for the AHB tenancy registration.

Information on fees and late fees are on the RTB website here: https://www.rtb.ie/register-a-tenancy/registration-fees

If you are registering a private rental tenancy, an AHB social housing tenancy, or a cost rental tenancy, with a tenancy commencement date before 4 April 2022, the previous fee structure will apply as follows:

  • €90 for a registration received within one month of the tenancy commencement date.
  • €90 late fee, in addition to the standard registration fee, for private and cost rental tenancies if one calendar month later than the date of the tenancy commencing.
  • €20 per month late fee, in addition to the standard registration fee, for AHB social tenancies, for each calendar month they are late up to a maximum of €240.

Yes, certain applications to register a tenancy may qualify for a temporary registration fee waiver for a period of time.

There is a temporary registration fee waiver to those landlords who have registered a Further Part 4 tenancy prior to 4 April 2022.

Tenancies that have a duration longer than six months are called ‘Part Four’ tenancies. Up to now, when such a tenancy was due to expire, landlords could renew their tenancy registration and this renewed tenancy is known as a ‘Further Part Four’ tenancy.

Landlords in these scenarios will now be exempt from having to pay an annual registration fee for the portion of the tenancy remaining in their ‘Part Four’ tenancy.

For example, if there are three years left on the Further Part Four tenancy, then the landlord will be exempt from paying an annual registration fee for those three years.

Even though there is a fee waiver in place in these circumstances, landlords are still required to make the annual registration in accordance with regulations. If the registration is late, then the standard fee and any late fees will be applied.

This fee waiver will be automatically applied when you register a tenancy online where an
application meets the required criteria. If you are filling out a paper Tenancy Registration
Application (RTB1) Form, no payment is due where an application meets the required criteria.

A late fee will be charged for every month, or part thereof, that the registration is late i.e., more than one calendar month after the tenancy commencement date.

The fees are cumulative and will continue to build for as long as the tenancy remains
unregistered, and the landlord remains non-compliant. This applies to both new registrations and to annual registrations.

Under this change to legislation, if a landlord needs to make a second new registration on the same dwelling in a 12-month period, there is no fee for this second tenancy registration, nor any subsequent registration in that 12-month period.

If the landlord is late registering a tenancy, the standard fee and any late fees will be applied. The online registration process will calculate the any fee payable.

If there are any changes to the existing tenancy, such as a change to rent, or a tenant, then you are legally required to update the tenancy details when they happen. You can do this online by editing the existing tenancy.

If a new tenancy is created, then it must be registered with the RTB within one calendar month of the date it begins. You must close the previous tenancy first before you register the new tenancy.

Yes, a letter will issue to all landlord/s and tenant/s listed on the tenancy, once the details of the annual registration have been confirmed, just as if you were registering a new tenancy.

The RTB’s new online tenancy registration system will generate reminder letters to issue to landlords initially by post. Using the online system, you can then choose to receive further notifications and communications electronically.

You can find out more information about the RTB online account system and how to do this on www.rtb.ie/portal

The requirements to register annually were legally introduced in May 2019 under the
Residential Tenancies Act 2019.


The introduction of annual registration will:

  • Enable the RTB to regulate the sector more effectively.
  • Provide the RTB with more up to date information on rental amounts, tenancies, and the regulated rental sector, thus providing more accurate data to help inform rental policy development and implementation.
  • Allow the RTB to publish more detailed report on rents and rent levels for new and existing tenancies

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