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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Links for landlords

Advice for landlords in Northern Ireland

This page is for landlords operating in Northern Ireland.  You can find advice for tenants elsewhere on our website. Private landlords in Northern Ireland can call Landlord Advice on 028 9024 5640 and choose option 1. 

There are a number of organisations which provide advice and support to landlord, but you will usually have to become a member to access these services. You should consider joining a professional landlords' body or taking some accredited training if you intent to become a landlord on a long term basis.

Landlord Advice

Landlord Advice is a free, confidential advice service for landlords in Northern Ireland.


Your local council's Environmental Health Department is responsible for enforcing many of your legal obligations and for issuing Certificate of Fitness. If you're not sure which council boundary your property is in, check on NISRA's website.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Belfast City Council

Causeway Coast and Glens District Council

Derry City and Strabane District Council

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Mid Ulster District Council

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

These organisations and websites can help with queries relating to various aspects of being a landlord.

Housing issues


Landlords Association of Northern Ireland Provides advice and represents the views and interests of landlords in Northern Ireland
Landlord Registrar for Northern Ireland A directory of all private landlords in Northern Ireland
Department for Communities Government department responsible for looking after the private rental sector in Northern Ireland
Smartmove Works in partnership with landlords to help tenants find affordable rented accommodation
Northern Ireland Housing Executive Deals with Houses in Multiple Occupation, mandatory repair grants and housing benefit
Housing Rights Provides training courses and legal information resources relating to housing in Northern Ireland
Land and Property Services The public body that deals with rates on domestic properties
The Property Ombudsman A voluntary ombudsman scheme that can help with complaints against member estate and letting agents
Gas Safe Register List of registered engineers who are authorised to carry out checks on gas appliances
EPC Register The online Energy Performance Certificate register
Rent Register Register of known protected and rent-controlled tenancies in Northern Ireland
Legislation database Access legislation on HMOs, private rented sector, safety etc
NI Business Info Guidance for commercial landlords operating in Northern Ireland
HMRC Tutorial Tutorial providing guidance on landlords' tax obligations