Landlords, tenants and Irish Water registration

Irish Water has launched a new campaign asking owners of multiple properties to confirm their property details. If the property is occupied, landlords can now provide names of the tenants. Irish Water will then contact the tenants and ask them to provide their details.

This will ensure that the bill for water services is issued to the person getting the service. In general the occupier of a property is liable to pay the new domestic water charges. For rented properties, the tenant is the occupier and is responsible for paying the water charges. If a property is vacant the owner is responsible.

 Read more about water charges in our document.