Unregistered tenancies

Notice are sent to landlords if the RTB believe a tenancy has not been registered

Registration Enforcement

There is a legal obligation on landlords to register their tenancies with the RTB. The RTB aims to ensure that all rented tenancies that fall within its jurisdiction are registered.

What to do about an unregistered tenancy

All tenancies that fall within the jurisdiction of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (as amended) should be registered with the RTB. Further information on how to register a tenancy can be found here. If the tenancy has not been registered within one month of the beginning of the tenancy a late fee will apply.

Information on the fees that apply to a tenancy registration which is received late by the RTB is available here.

What do I do if I have received a notice?

Contact the Registration Enforcement section quoting the reference number on the received notice/solicitor's letter, the reference will begin with ‘RE’ and can be found at the top of the notice.

To discuss the required actions that may be taken or if there is a query regarding non-compliance/ legal proceedings, contact the Registration Enforcements section of the RTB  on 0818-303038 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) or by email at enforcement@rtb.ie

If a tenancy is unregistered, an application to register a tenancy must be submitted on receipt of a Registration Enforcement notice. When a registration number is received, confirming the registration of the tenancy in question, Registration Enforcement should be contacted with this number to confirm registration and to stop legal proceedings.

Report an unregistered tenancy

If you would like to report a potential unregistered tenancy to the RTB, please email enforcement@rtb.ie with a completed Registration Enforcement Referral Form. Alternatively, you can leave a voicemail on 0818-303038 and a member of the Registration Enforcement team will be in contact.