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Must I register tenancy with PRTB?

Is it the law strictly to register your tenants with the PRTB. If you don’t want, what are the consequences and is there a big backlog? Thanks. Gene.

Hello, Gene. 

 

If you don’t have a contract registered with the PRTB you have no rights of enforcement.  This will give you no protection whatsoever from the tenant from hell. 

 

Equally, you can’t avail of any tax relief on your property or mortgage interest relief unless it is registered.

 

Yes, there is a backlog but once you lodge your application for registration you have completed your statutory obligations and will be entitled to legal recognition with the tax and other authorities.

 

I should say that the real backlog in the PRTB is in relation to resolution of disputes and the delay in registration of contracts is not a major one.

 

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