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We've responded to the Department for Communities' consultation on intermediate rent.  

We know how important it is to address the shortage of housing in Northern Ireland. But any new housing product has to add to the net housing stock we currently have and must be truly affordable. 

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Private Tenancies, Policy, Affordability

A receiver is a person or company appointed by a mortgage company to manage their financial interest in a property.

A lender can appoint a receiver to manage a rental tenancy if

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Private Tenancies, Practical tips

We've had lots of calls from private tenants whose landlords are facing court action due to mortgage arrears. Understandably, these tenants are very worried about this.

A tenant’s rights in this situation depend on

  • the terms of the landlord’s mortgage
  • the lender’s knowledge of the tenancy
  • whether there is a current fixed-term tenancy in place

Tenants can be in a vulnerable position if their landlord  

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Private Tenancies, Practical tips

We recently helped Albert stay in his family home after his mother died.

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Social Tenancies, Adviser

Jamie contacted Housing Rights when his landlord told him that he owed around £6,000 in rent. Jamie was surprised as he thought that Housing Benefit paid his full rent and rates. His landlord issued him with eviction papers and Jamie came to us for help.

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