Late Registration Fees

A tenancy should be registered within 1 month of the tenancy commencement date.

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Taking effect from 4 April 2022, a landlord is obliged to apply to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) to register a tenancy - or a licence in Student Specific Accommodation (SSA) - within 1 month of its commencement date and every year after this, on the anniversary of the date the tenancy began, for so long as the tenancy/SSA licence exists.

For existing tenancies, from 4 April 2022, each year on the anniversary of the date the tenancy began, landlords must re-register that tenancy on an annual basis, for so long as the tenancy/SSA licence exists.

Tenancies that begin on or after this date will be subject to a new fee structure for registration. The fees for Annual Registration can be seen here.

Following the introduction of Annual Registration there will be a transitional period before late fees will be applied.

If you are registering a new tenancy (or licence in SSA) that commences during the period from 4 April 2022 to 3 July 2022, you are required to do so before 3 August 2022.

If you are registering an existing tenancy (or licence in SSA) for the first time under the annual registration requirement during the period from 4 April 2022 to 3 July 2022, you are required to do so before 3 August 2022.

Please read the guidance document on annual registration which is available to download here

After 3 July 2022 the new annual registration fee structure will apply fully and, in all circumstances, where the application to register a tenancy is received by the RTB more than one calendar month after the tenancy commencement date, a late fees will begin to apply.

The RTB has no power or discretion to waive the late fee in any situation, after 3 July 2022 regardless or the circumstances or reason for delay.

Late Fees for Annual Registration

Tenancy Type

When is a late fee applied?

Late Fee Applied (in addition to Registration Fee)

Private/Student Specific Accommodation/Cost Rental Tenancies

Application received by the RTB more than one month after the tenancy commencement date

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

Approved Housing Body Tenancies

Application received by the RTB more than one month after the tenancy commencement date

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

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