Housing Executive responsibilities
The Housing Executive has a number of responsibilities to you as your landlord. If you are unhappy with the Housing Executive's service you can use the complaints procedure.
When you become a tenant, the Housing Executive takes on a number of responsibilities as your landlord. Most importantly the Housing Executive must not interfere if you keep to the terms of your tenancy agreement.
The Housing Executive must:
- carry out repairs to the structure and outside of the accommodation
- decorate the outside of the accommodation at least once every seven years
- allow you to keep lodgers
- give you permission to sublet, transfer or exchange your accommodation if the request is reasonable
- investigate why you are behind in your rent before starting legal proceedings for rent arrears.
The Housing Executive must not increase your rent for improvements you have carried out yourself.
If you are unhappy with the service the Housing Executive is providing you can use the internal complaints procedure. An adviser can help you make a complaint to the Housing Executive.