A landlord and/or agent must as per the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 -
Sign a Tenancy Agreement with the tenant and give the tenant a copy before the commencement of the tenancy.
Send all bond money to Tenancy Services within 23 working days.
Provide and maintain the premises in a reasonable condition.
Allow the tenant quiet enjoyment of the premises.
Comply with all building, health and safety standards that apply to the premises.
Pay rates and any insurance taken out by the landlord.
Inform the tenant if the property is on the market or for sale.
Not interfere with the supply of any services to the premises.
Maintain locks and other devices as are necessary to ensure the premises are reasonably secure.
Inform the tenant in writing if they intend to sell the property.
A landlord cannot ask for more than 4 weeks bond and 2 weeks rent.