General housing advice
This website has been developed by Housing Rights Service and aims to provide reliable independent housing advice and information to the public in Northern Ireland.
The website is supported by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Housing advice covers a lot of different topics. We've grouped our information under general headings, which you can find below or on the left hand menu.
If you can't find the information you are looking for, try using our A-Z site index or our search facility.
Our site also includes dedicated areas dealing with specific housing issues experienced by young people, migrant workers, prisoners and their families and people worried about mortgage debt or repossession.
If you have a complex housing problem and would like help from a housing adviser, use our Advice Services Directory to locate your nearest advice agency or contact Housing Rights Service.
Find out what help is available if you are homeless or are worried about becoming homeless. More
Rights when renting
Whether renting from a private landlord, a housing association or the Housing Executive all tenants have legal rights. More
Getting a Housing Executive house
Find out how the points system works. More
Finding a place to live
Which housing option suits your needs?. More
Don't ignore the problem, take action as soon as possible. More
Paying for a home
Ways to help you manage your rent, deposits and mortgage. More
Understand where to go for help with local problems. More
Families and sharing
Your rights if you share your home. More
Help if you feel unsafe. More
Protect yourself against illegal eviction. More
Find out who is responsible for repairs in your home. More
You may be able to get financial help with your repairs. More
Complaints and legal action
Find out how to complain if you're unhappy with the service you've received. More
Get help with paying your rates. More