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In 2017, Housing Rights, with the assistance of PILS NI,  supported local student Paul Loughran in a legal case against two estate agents. Mr Loughran sought to recover fees he had paid to both agents when he applied for a private tenancy.  

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Private Tenancies

A deduction is usually made from the amount of help a person gets towards their rent if there are non-dependants living in that person's home. This can occur if, for example, an adult child is living with a parent or guardian. It is expected that this adult child, or other non-dependant, will make up the difference towards the household's rent. 

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Affordability

Four leading housing organisations, including Housing Rights,  have approached the joint heads of government to discuss the housing crisis in Northern Ireland and relay sectoral concerns regarding the absence of a specific housing outcome in the draft Programme for Government.

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Policy, NI Assembly

Housing Rights is concerned about delays in the payment of welfare supplementary payments to people affected by the bedroom tax.

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Social Tenancies, Welfare Reform

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