Registration

Registration of Property

Tenants and Landlords, o you know your rights? The Rent Restriction Act states that all premises that are rented must be registered with the Rent Assessment Board for assessment.

It is not true that houses built after 1980 are exempt from the jurisdiction of the Rent Assessment Board. An application may, however, be made for an exemption.

Application for Registration

Section 18 (1) of the Rent Restriction Act

Application Form to be attached (The name of this form is: Form of application for determination of standard rent)

Application to Determine the Standard Rent

(Section 18 of the Rent Restriction Act)

Commercial premises built after 1980 can be made exempt from the jurisdiction of the Rent Board if owners obtain an Exemption Certificate from the Board.

Application for Exemption of Commercial Premises

(Section 3 of the Rent Restriction Act)

Application Form to be attached (The name of this form is:  Form of application for certificate of exemption)

Criteria for commercial buildings to be granted exemption

being a public/commercial building on the grounds that the premises:

  1. exceeds one thousand square feet in area and is for the time being designed to be used primarily as a warehouse; or
  2. is of such a valuation at the prescribed date as to warrant being let as such standard rent (exclusive of any amount payable for service) as the Minister may, by order prescribe; or
  3. is constructed after 31st August 1980, or having been in construction before that date, is completed thereafter; or
  4. is constructed prior to the 31st August 1980, and purchased in a transaction at arm’s length, by another person after that date but not later than the 31st October 1982.

Fee Structure

Registration ($20 to be amended)

Application for Exemption ($20 to be amended)

Application for exemption of commercial premises ($20 to be amended)