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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Renting in Northern Ireland

Renting privately can be a great option for many people.

There is a wide range of rented property available. Make sure you know what type of property you need and what area you would like to live in.

Like any other housing option, renting has its pros and cons. If you're considering renting for the first time, make sure you understand what your basic rights are.

When you start looking for a property, you should be sure about what you want and what you can afford. There are lots of different ways to find rented accommodation in Northern Ireland.

It is essential that you view any property before you decide to rent it. Once you've signed a tenancy agreement, you are bound by its terms and it can be very difficult to get out of the agreement. Don't let yourself be won over by nice decoration and agent patter.

Smartmove may be able to find you an affordable private tenancy, which won't require a full deposit before you move in. Staff at Smartmove can also help you get in touch with any extra support that you might need to make sure your tenancy lasts.  If you take up a Smartmove tenancy, you'll be taken off the waiting list. 

Smartmove Housing will manage these private tenancies and will find support for anyone who signs up to this scheme but needs extra help managing a private tenancy.