Do All Tenancies Come Under The Remit Of The RTB?


I am a Landlord, my properties are registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and governed by the Residential Tenancies Act.

My niece is a tenant residing in a council property.

She has advised me that her tenancy was not under the remit of the RTB – is this the case?



Not all tenancies are under the remit of the RTB, your niece is correct in what she has communicated to you.  The RTB cannot get involved if you :

  • Are a tenant in local authority housing
  • Live with your landlord under the ‘rent a room’ scheme
  • Are the spouse, parent or child of the landlord and there is no written letting agreement in place
  • Are living in the property as part of a short-term holiday letting agreement


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