About Renters' Voice
Renters' Voice is a group of people who rent privately in Northern Ireland. We work to influence landlords, politicians and government. We want to make private renting better for everyone.
Housing Rights supports us, and the Nationwide Foundation fund us, but our voice is our own.
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Notice to quit campaign
Our biggest campaign so far is about private tenants in Northern Ireland getting more security to stay in their homes.
Many private renters in Northern Ireland can be asked to leave their homes in just 28 days without there needing to be a reason.
We have been telling those in power that this needs to change and campaigning for an end to 'no fault' evictions, or at the very least 6 months notice for private tenants when they are asked to leave their homes.
What 6 months means to us:
Without six months notice the reality is that it become a case of finding a house, any house, regardless of suitability. It means potential debt in raising the money necessary to fund the move.
Without six months noticed I am faced with a scramble to find any accommodation, regardless of the condition, how unreasonable the contract terms or how unsuitable it is for me family.
Have your renters voice heard
You can join us if you rent from a private landlord or letting agent in Northern Ireland.
We have regular meetings to:
- share our experiences of renting (good and bad)
- work together to come up with ways to make renting better
- develop our voice that landlords, politicians and government hear and take notice of.
By getting involved we can help you to build skills in research and campaigning.