Rights as a tenant in private rented accommodation

  1. for-rent_ tipsYou are entitled to quiet and exclusive enjoyment of your home
  2. You are entitled to certain minimum standards of accommodation
  3. You are entitled to a rent book
  4. You have the right to contact the landlord or their agent at any reasonable times. You are also entitled to have appropriate contact information (telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses, etc.)
  5. Your landlord is only allowed to enter your home with your permission. If the landlord needs to carry out repairs or inspect the premises, it should be by prior arrangement, except in an emergency
  6. You are entitled to reimbursement for any repairs that you carry out that are the landlord’s responsibility
  7. You are entitled to have friends to stay overnight or for short periods, unless specifically forbidden in your tenancy agreement. You must tell your landlord if you have an extra person moving in
  8. You are entitled to a certain amount of notice of the termination of your tenancy
  9. You are entitled to refer any disputes to the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) without being penalised for doing so
  10. You have the right to a copy of any register entry held by the PRTB dealing with your tenancy
  11. All homes for rent must have a Building Energy Rating (BER), stating how energy-efficient the home is. This will help you to make an informed choice when comparing properties to rent.