Landlord rights

As a landlord you have the right to:

  • Determine the rate of rent which cannot be more than the open market rate for the building and/or land.
  • Receive the determined amount of rent on the date that it is due.
  • Pay any charges that are associated with the building and/or land, such as taxes.
  • Annually review the amount of rent to be paid by the tenant.
  • End a tenancy agreement without giving a reason to the tenant during the first six months of the lease.
  • Be informed of all permanent occupiers of your building and/or land.
  • Determine whether or not to allow the tenant of your building and/or land to sub-let or assign a tenancy to another tenant.
  • Be informed of any repairs that are required.
  • Be given reasonable access to the building and/or land to carry out any repairs that are required.
  • Resolve any disputes regarding the tenancy agreement with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) as long as the tenancy is registered with them.

You do not have the right to:

  • enter your tenants' home without prior permission.
  • take your property from your tenant, even if they have failed to pay rent arrears.
  • unfairly treat your tenant in any way for taking any disputes to the PRTB.

If you require further information about your rights as a landlord, please take a look at the following document.

Useful documents

However, if you require more information, please take a look at the following websites.