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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Professional support for landlords in Northern Ireland

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 5. 

Professional bodies such as the Landlords Association of Northern Ireland, the National Landlords' Association and Housing Rights may be able to provide assistance and training if you on your legislative requirements and how to resolve problems with tenants. These agencies can also help you keep up to date with changes in the private rented sector and how they will affect you and your business.

Landlord Advice NI

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

All landlords in Northern Ireland have legal requirements they must comply with. Landlord Advice can help guide you on these requirements. Its aim is to promote good practice in the private rented sector. This service is available to registered residential landlords, people who are thinking about becoming a landlord and professional managing agents.

Accredited training

Housing Rights runs several courses that look at various issues in the private rented sector, including:

  • Tenancy types & equality issues
  • Obligations of landlords and tenants
  • Fitness, rent control & functions of the Rent Officer
  • Houses of multiple occupations
  • Housing benefit, local housing allowance and Universal Credit

Landlords Association of Northern Ireland

The Landlords Association Northern Ireland (LANI) is the largest organisation of its kind representing landlords in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland. It aims to:

  • promote the highest standard in the practice of renting, managing and maintaining rented accommodation;
  • encourage improvement in the standard of residential rental accommodation and
  • alert its members to the implication of changing legislation.

LANI holds regular meetings for members and has a useful website which includes a members' forum. Find out more about LANI by visiting the website.

Housing Rights 

Housing Rights is a leading specialist in housing advice, law and policy in Northern Ireland.The organisation provides Northern Ireland specific training courses and information resources on a range of housing issues.  Discounts are available to members of the organisation.  

Contact Housing Rights on 028 90245640 if you are interested in finding out more or visit the website.