Minimum legal standards for rental accommodation in Ireland

As part of our series of guides on ‘renting’ for both landlords and tenants, below you’ll find details on where you can find out more about the minimum standards in rental accommodation and why you, as a landlord need to understand them in detail.

Landlord Focus

Minimum standards for accommodation 

There are certain standards which landlords must adhere to when renting a property. You’ll find that these change regularly and it is important to comply with current regulations. 

Sherry FitzGerald, as a leading lettings agency will inform all our landlords of these and can begin any works required in order to comply. Keep in mind that there are repercussions for not complying with these standards.

External resources – minimum standards

  • This reference details the minimum standards expected of rented accommodation from the perspective of the tenant. 

      Citizen's Information

  • From another source, the RTB, this outlines what the standards are, what happens when they are breached and what type of disputes involve minimum standards. 

      Residential Tenancies Board

  • Below, you’ll find a landlord’s guide to safety for rented residential accommodation. 

      Residential Tenancies Board


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required by law when it comes to renting your accommodation. You need to comply or there may be serious repercussions.

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