Advice for other tenants and homeowners
Most people who rent their homes in Northern Ireland rent from a private landlord, the Housing Executive or a housing association.
However, there are other kinds of rental arrangements. Not everyone who pays rent is a legal tenant. You’ll have different rights depending on whether you’re a licensee, a sub-tenant or someone living on a permanent residential caravan site. Some homeowners will also have a rental agreement or lease for the land that their property sits on.
- Also in Advice for private tenants
- Rent, rates and housing benefit
- Paying rent for a private tenancy
- Problems paying rent
- Housing benefit & LHA for private tenants
- Overview of local housing allowance
- Who can claim housing benefit
- How much housing benefit will you get if you rent privately?
- Applying for housing benefit
- Payments of housing benefit
- Help if your housing benefit doesn't cover your full rent
- Housing benefit for single people
- Housing benefit after a sudden change in income or a death in the family
- Video guide to Housing Benefit for private tenants
- Rates in private tenancies
- Avoiding rates arrears
- Witholding rent payments
- Rent increases
- Rent control in private tenancies