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028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

December 2021

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
Drawing of stick figure at an exterior door. There is a sign on the door that reads "notice to quit". The figure looks surprised.

The Department for Communities has opened a consultation into notice to quit periods. A notice to quit is a type of eviction letter which must typically be given to a private tenant before the landlord can take the tenant to court for an eviction hearing. 

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Private Tenancies

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

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Social Tenancies, Adviser

Homelessness Awareness Week is a week of social, educational, and awareness raising events that help highlight the issue of homelessness and to mark the continued efforts of organisations, staff, and service users working in the sector. 

This Homelessness Awareness Week we look at how Housing Rights’ multitude of services can help people in Northern Ireland who are facing homelessness or housing issues.

*Client’s names have been changed* 


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Repossession, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Homelessness