How to register a tenancy

Registering a tenancy is quick and easy. The information you will need to supply to register a tenancy is provided on this page.

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Register a Tenancy Online

The most efficient way to register your tenancy is by using the RTB’s online account system, which can be accessed here.

Setting up an online account is a simple process. To find out more information about using the RTB’s online account system click here.


Register a Tenancy by Post

Because of the restrictions in place due to Covid-19, we can no longer accept paper form tenancy registration applications into the RTB.


The following information will be required by the RTB in order to register a tenancy:

  • Rented Dwelling Address
  • Dwelling Type (i.e. Whole of House/Apartment/Flat Bedrooms, 
  • Bedspaces & Number of Occupants
  • Approximate Floor Area in Square Metres
  • BER Cert Rating (if applicable)
  • Local Authority in which rented dwelling is located
  • Tenancy Commencement Date
  • Landlord Name/Address/PPSN
  • Tenant Name/PPSN
  • Authorised Agent (if applicable) Name/Address/CRO number/PPSN
  • Management Company (if applicable) Name/Address/CRO number

Payments can be made as follows:

  • Online Application – Card (debit or credit), EFT via SEPA (bank transfer), or Paypal.
  • Paper Application - Bank Draft, Postal Order, or Cheque.

For security reasons the RTB is unable to accept cash as payment for fees.

Details on fees payable for tenancy registration can be found here.


If you need assistance our customer contact service is available through Web Chat during regular business hours on our website.


Student Specific Accommodation

Please note that the registration rules will vary for Student Specific Accommodation. More information can be found here.

Confirmation Letters

Once the tenancy registration has been fully processed by the RTB and paid in full by the landlord, both landlord and tenant(s) will receive a letter, confirming the tenancy has been registered. Letters of confirmation are issued by e-mail or post, depending on the preferred method of communication chosen by the landlord.  Typically letters to the tenants are issued by post, unless the RTB has received a request to do so by email. Tenancy confirmation letters are important documents and should be kept in a safe place as landlords and tenants, may need to refer to it during the tenancy or after the tenancy has ended.

Landlords may use the confirmation letter as a receipt for payment of the registration fee, where appropriate. Landlords may be requested to provide this confirmation letter to the Revenue Commissioners when seeking mortgage interest relief on residential properties. Tenants may require proof of their tenancy for a number of State Agencies – the confirmation letter may be required for this purpose also.

Annual Registration

Amendments made to the Residential Tenancies Act, in 2019, mean that landlords will be required to register each tenancy annually based on the anniversary of the tenancy commencement date.   This part of the legislation has not yet commenced, so tenancy registration continues as usual, when a new tenancy starts or a renewal of a tenancy takes place.  If you are an existing landlord, the RTB will contact you prior to the introduction of Annual Registration, to make sure you are fully informed.  For further information, see Annual Registration for further details.