Northern Ireland - Register as a Landlord
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
Online Form: Link
Contact the helpline:
Phone: 0300 200 7821 (charged at local rate)
If calling from outside the UK: +44 28 9049 5881
email: [email protected]
Complete a paper registration form:
- Obtain copy from your local council, rating offices or by downloading it: Landlord Registration form
- Sign the declaration and pay the fee.
- Once registered, you will receive a registration certificate containing a unique registration number. You will also receive advice, guidance and links to useful information on the private rented sector.
- Completed registration form
Office Locations & Contacts
Landlord Registration Scheme
Advice line: 0300 200 7821 - available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Email: [email protected]
F.A.O. Landlord Registration Scheme
1-7 Bedford Street
All landlords who let properties under a private tenancy in Northern Ireland must register.
- Fee for electronic registration: 70
- Fee for non-electronic registration: 80
Your registration as a landlord will last for three years, starting from the date of your first registration.
You will need to re-register every three years to make sure the information held is accurate and up-to-date.
Documents to Use
Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
- Online Registration: Once you have provided all of the required information and your payment has been processed, your unique landlord registration number is automatically generated. If you have completed your application online and have agreed to receive online confirmation of registration, you should receive this within 24 hours.
- Paper Registration: The paper application may take considerably longer.
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You can use an online form to register, or you may also contact the telephone helpline or complete a paper registration form.
Landlords must provide the following information:
- full name
- name, address and contact number of any agent acting on the your behalf
- details for each dwelling house let, or to be let:
- address including the postcode
- year the house was built
- name and contact details of all joint owners (if any).
- address, email address, telephone number(s) (including mobile telephone numbers)
- correspondence address which must be in Northern Ireland (if different from above)
- date of birth
- if you are a landlord who is not liable to pay a fee (as a landlord you do not have to pay the registration fee if you have paid to register a house in multiple occupation which is registered under a Houses in Multiple Occupation Registration Scheme):
- the House in Multiple Occupation registration certificate number
- the address of each House in Multiple Occupation
- where the landlord is a company, the company registration number
Landlords are only required to provide the information detailed above but it would, however, be useful to voluntarily provide more information, for example:
- the number of reception rooms and bedrooms
- the type of heating
- the type of glazing/doors
- the energy performance
- whether you as the landlord would consider longer term/more secure leasing
Where relevant, the information gathered may be published to help landlords and tenants. No individual or group will be identifiable from any information published.
Note: All joint owners are responsible for the property. If there should be a conviction against you as the landlord, legal proceedings require that all of the owners are named. It is also a legal requirement that each joint owner registers separately and pays the fee, as each are considered landlords for Landlord Registration.
Need for the Document
All landlords must register before letting a new tenancy, or by 25 February 2015 if there are no new tenancies or changes to existing tenancies. Not registering may result to you paying a penalty of up to 2,500.
Following is a procedure on how you can register as a landlord.
Information which might help
Not registering or providing false information
You will be committing an offence for not registering or providing false or partial information when you are registering . If you are found guilty of this offence, you can be prosecuted by your local council and may be issued with a fixed penalty of up to 500 or, if you are taken to court, you could be fined up to 2,500.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate. e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
More information which might help people.