I have recently purchased a property that I intend to let out. It has come to my attention that the previous owner did not register a tenancy associated with the property with the RTB. What are my obligations with regards to registration with the RTB? Am I in any way liable for the previous unregistered tenancy?
To ensure compliance with the law, landlords should ensure that they register a tenancy with the RTB within one month of the tenancy commencing.
Where a tenancy existed at a dwelling in the past and that tenancy was not registered with the RTB, there is no obligation on a new landlord to register that tenancy.