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Advice and information

Information on housing law, practice and policy in Northern Ireland for Housing Rights members.

Advice areas

Comprehensive information and advice on housing law in practice in Northern Ireland. Available for Housing Rights members, sign in to access this content. 


Comprehensive information on the homeless application process and support for people facing homelessness in Northern Ireland.


Advice on all stages of homeownership, from buying a home to tackling mortgage debt and dealing with repossession.

Housing options

Information for professionals on different types of housing options for people with specific needs in Northern Ireland.

Renting privately

Advice on the private rented sector in Northern Ireland, from starting a tenancy to dealing with eviction and deposit disputes.

Help paying rent

Information for professionals on social security benefits, including Universal Credit and Housing Benefit, to help with rent and rates in Northern Ireland. 

Housing conditions and repairs

Advice on fitness and safety standards in housing in Northern Ireland, from tackling repairs to the role of local councils in enforcing legislation.

Social housing

Advice for professionals on social tenancies in Northern Ireland, from housing allocations to sustaining tenancies and challenging eviction.