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Coronavirus

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made a number of changes which will give breathing space to people struggling with consumer debt during the lockdown. These temporary measures include assistance for people with overdrafts, credit cards, motor finance packages, payday loans and "buy now pay later" arrangements.

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The core messages of the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) should be given renewed focus in light of Covid-19, according to a statement on the AHC website. The Commission argues that the current crisis highlights the dangers of relying so heavily on the private rented sector to meet housing demand, pointing out that this sector often

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Coronavirus, Affordability

The Department for Communities have issued Coronavirus Housing Guidance for Private Rented Landlords and Tenants. The guidance sets out general advice for tenants and landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) on issues which may arise during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Recent developments have necessitated a raft of new legislation impacting social security and housing issues. Some of the new statutory rules which are of most relevance to advisers are set out below

The Discretionary Support (Amendment No.2) (Covid 19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

NISR 2020 67

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Coronavirus, Legislation

Between Saturday 21st and Wednesday 25th March, Renters’ Voice conducted a survey of private renters in Northern Ireland about their issues and concerns due to Covid-19 (or Coronavirus) and what measures private tenants feel would be of help as a result. 

Renters in Northern Ireland voice concerns about affordability and eviction

94 people responded to the survey, setting out concerns about affordability, access to benefits and eviction. 

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Coronavirus, Private Tenancies

We've asked experienced housing debt adviser, Denise Callaghan, to look at some of the most important issues facing mortgage holders impacted by the coronavirus crisis. 

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Coronavirus, Repossession, Affordability

Housing Rights' Mediation Service is continuing to operate during the current pandemic. Just last week an agreement was facilitated between a Landlord and private tenant.

Landlord Joan got in touch with the Housing Mediation Service as her relationship with her tenant, Mary, was breaking down.

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Coronavirus, Private Tenancies

As Covid19 continues to impact people across Northern Ireland, our advice teams are dealing with increasing demand for support and advice from people worried about their housing situation because of financial pressures or illness.  

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