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Department keen to hear from tenants living in private rented sector

The Department for Social Development is keen to hear more from tenants who are currently renting a home from a private landlord or through a private agent in Northern Ireland.  The Department is currently carrying out a comprehensive review of the private rented sector.  

While briefing the Social Development Committee last week, Department officials said that they have been trying to encourage members of the public to get involved in the consultation process.  Of the 85 responses received by the Department to the official consultation document, 45 were from landlords, agents and landord advisory bodies.  Conscious of the high response rate from landlords and their representatives the Department has asked each of the deposit schemes operating in Northern Ireland to issue a questionnaire to tenants to ensure that tenants' views are also heard. 

Have your say

Tenants who wish to have their say on the private rented sector can do so online, via a pop up on our HousingadviceNI website or by clicking on this link. 

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Private Tenants Forum, Private Tenancies, Policy, NI Assembly

This article was written on 8 March 2016. It should not be relied on as a statement of the current law or policy position. For help with housing issues please contact our helpline on 028 9024 5640 or use our online chat service at www.housingadviceNI.org.