Private Rented Accommodation Guidelines

Kilkenny County Council is dedicated to improving the living standards of tenants in private rented housing.

We do this through the inspection of private rented properties. These inspections are carried out on a proactive basis and in response to complaints from members of the public. The Housing department provides a countywide service, which deals with housing standards for private rented houses.


Landlords are legally obliged to ensure that their private rented houses (which include a house, flat or an apartment) are maintained in good condition and repair and comply with the Regulations while let and while available for letting. Landlords failing to comply with their legal obligations in private rented houses are liable to be prosecuted.


As a tenant, please contact your landlord in the first instance concerning any problems within your rented accommodation.
If the problem has been highlighted to your landlord and has not been rectified, you can then refer the matter to the Housing Section for further investigation.


Note: Kilkenny County Council does not mediate in disputes between landlords and tenants. Please contact www.rtb.ie for dispute resolution supports.

Download - Prohibition Notices

Download - PRTB - Guides for Landlords & Tenants

Download - Private Rented Accommodation Guidelines

Download - Strategic Plan 2018- 2020 Private Rented Inspections.docx (size 25.6 KB)


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