For all Notices of Termination to be deemed valid, they must be copied to the RTB at the same time as it is served on the tenant. Failure to do so means that the Notice of Termination is invalid. Landlords are asked to attach the Notice of Termination to a completed Notice of Termination return form to assist the RTB in linking the Notice to the relevant tenancy. Please click here to download a copy of the Notice of Termination Return form.

It can be emailed to NoticeofTermination@rtb.ie or posted to the Residential Tenancies Board, PO Box 47 Clonakilty, Co. Cork. If posting, the RTB recommends using certified post to ensure landlords have proof of the date the RTB was sent the copy of the Notice of Termination. Landlords should retain copies and proof of postage for their records. 

The Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Act 2022 came into effect on 30 October 2022. This is temporary legislation which covers a set period of time known as the ‘winter emergency period’ (30 October 2022 to 31 March 2023). Under this legislation, certain tenancies which were due to come to an end between 30 October 2022 and 31 March 2023 will have the tenancy end date deferred. The information on this webpage may not be fully up-to-date to reflect these changes. For the most up-to-date information on these measures and what they mean for the rental sector please click here Residential Tenancies (Deferment of Termination Dates of Certain Tenancies) Act 2022 | Residential Tenancies Board (rtb.ie).

Sample Notices of Termination for Landlords

Landlords can serve a valid written 90-day Notice of Termination providing no reason to a tenant within the first 6 months of a tenancy. If a fixed term lease has been signed, landlords must check to see that this right was included in the terms of the tenancy. If the fixed term lease does not include this term, then the landlord can no longer rely on this right.

 

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A Statutory Declaration must accompany this notice. It is a legal document that is used for proof of facts in non-contentious matters.

A Statutory Declaration may be made before a notary public, commissioner for oaths or a solicitor. 

The Statutory Declaration must be sworn by the landlord themselves - the person with the actual intent. An agent cannot swear of their intent to sell a property which they do not own.

The original copy of the Statutory Declaration must be provided with the Notice of Termination, not a copy. 

The original Statutory Declaration must be served at the same time as the Notice of Termination - serving it at a later date will invalidate the notice in full. 

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A Statutory Declaration must accompany this notice. It is a legal document that is used for proof of facts in non-contentious matters.

A Statutory Declaration may be made before a notary public, commissioner for oaths or a solicitor. 

The Statutory Declaration must be sworn by the landlord themselves - the person with the actual intent. An agent cannot swear of their intent to sell a property which they do not own.

The original copy of the Statutory Declaration must be provided with the Notice of Termination, not a copy. 

The original Statutory Declaration must be served at the same time as the Notice of Termination - serving it at a later date will invalidate the notice in full. 

Please click here to download

A Statutory Declaration must accompany this notice. It is a legal document that is used for proof of facts in non-contentious matters.

A Statutory Declaration may be made before a notary public, commissioner for oaths or a solicitor. 

The Statutory Declaration must be sworn by the landlord themselves - the person with the actual intent. An agent cannot swear of their intent to sell a property which they do not own.

The original copy of the Statutory Declaration must be provided with the Notice of Termination, not a copy. 

The original Statutory Declaration must be served at the same time as the Notice of Termination - serving it at a later date will invalidate the notice in full. 

Sample Notices of Termination for Tenants

Remedial Notices

Remedial Notices of Termination aid landlords and tenants as they can now remedy the original notice served to fix the defect identified by the adjudicator or Tribunal by serving a new notice (the ‘remedial notice’). 

Following the conclusion of a case with the RTB, if determined by the decision maker, a landlord or tenant shall be permitted to serve the remedial notice within 28 days of the issue of the Determination Order. Where the correct notice period was provided for in the originally served notice then a landlord or tenant can proceed to serve a 28-day remedial notice. Where an incorrect notice period was supplied within the original notice of termination a landlord or tenant must serve 28 days plus the number of days the original notice of termination was short within their remedial notice. 

Example: 

  • Landlord intends to serve a notice providing a tenant with 180 days notice. 
  • The landlord serves the notice on 01/12/2018. 
  • The date of service is the date the landlord last had the notice of termination in their control, e.g. the date they posted it or the date they handed it to the tenant. 
  • The notice period starts from the date after the date of service - In this case 02/12/2018  
  • 02/12/2018 plus 180 days = 31/05/2019  
  • Landlord in this case sets the termination date as the 28/05/2019. 
  • Tenant receives the notice and lodges a case with the RTB. Notice ruled invalid and Determination Order issued.   
  • Within 28 days of the issue of the Determination Order the Landlord is now entitled to serve a 28 day + the 3 days he was short = 31 days’ notice

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Notice of Termination Return Form