How to register a tenancy

Registering a tenancy is quick and easy. A tenancy can be registered online or by post.

Register a Tenancy Online

The quickest way to register a tenancy is by using our online facility

If you do not already have an online account;

If you already have an online account;

To view additional information on creating and managing your RTB online account please click here.

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


If you want to renew an existing tenancy please click here for further information


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

If you have any queries in relation to your registration, we would encourage everyone to use our online services such as Web Chat and e-mail during this time.

If you need assistance our customer contact service will continue through Web Chat to operate during regular business hours on our website, or you can email any queries to


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:

  • Credit/Debit/Laser Card
  • Bank Draft
  • Postal Order
  • Cheque 

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


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.

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.