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Landlords and agents who fail to protect a tenant’s deposit face fixed penalty charges and, ultimately, prosecution.  Solicitor Chris McGrath discusses the risks that landlords face if they don’t ensure that deposits have been adequately protected.

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Private Tenancies, Legal

From 30th January 2017, the amount of time for which a claimant will be able to receive Housing Benefit whilst temporarily absent from Northern Ireland will be reduced, in most cases, to a maximum of 4 weeks. The change applies to both working age claimants and state pension credit age claimants.

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Benefits, Minority Groups, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Affordability

Local advice charity, Housing Rights, has welcomed the launch of Department for Communities (DFC) proposals around the Private Rented Sector. The charity has been calling for better regulation of the sector for many years.

One in five local households now rent their home.  Last year the charity helped people deal with over 2,500 issues related to renting privately.

Kate McCauley, Policy Manager with Housing Rights commented: 

Housing Rights Research Briefing on Affordability in the Private Rented Sector

This briefing presents the findings of available research into living in the PRS and considers: 

  • The households that currently live in the PRS 
  • The motivations for low-income households to rent privately 
  • The affordability issues private tenants face 
  • Property conditions and affordability in the PRS 

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Private Tenancies, Policy, Affordability

Housing Right Briefing on Licensing in the Private Rented Sector

This briefing considers the need for increased landlord regulation in the private rented sector, examining the need for licensing, best practice experience elsewhere and concludes with key principles which should inform the development of any such proposals.

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Private Tenancies, Policy, Landlord

Housing Rights, with support from TDS NI, held their third conference on the Private Rented Sector on 23rd November 2016 at the East Belfast Network Centre.

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Private Tenancies

February 2016 saw the roll out of “right to rent” checks across England.  All landlords providing tenancies in England are required to carry out these checks.  The aim of the checks is to ensure that any person living in a rental property has the correct permissions to reside in the country and to contribute towards a more “hostile environment” for migrants who are here without the necessary permissions. 

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Minority Groups, Private Tenancies, Landlord

During the summer, the Department for Finance ran a consultation into arrangements for rates collection in rented properties. A report has now been issued summarising the views of the various respondents and plotting a way forward for this issue.

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Private Tenancies, Affordability, Landlord

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