New Landlord – Previously Unregistered Tenancy ?

May 2023


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.


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