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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Housing Association

Your landlord needs a reason and must follow the proper process to end your tenancy. They should send you letters and messages explaining what is happening. 

Contact our helpline if your landlord is trying to end your tenancy. We may be able to help you stay in your home. 

When you apply for housing, the Housing Officer looking after you will check the information you've put on your application form to find out how many points you're entitled to. It's easy to get confused about points, but hopefully this video will help you understand what types of circumstances score points.

You can sell a home you bought from the Housing Executive or a housing association. But, you might have to pay back your discount.

The Housing Executive and housing associations should only evict you if all other ways of solving a problem have failed. They have to follow the right process. This process depends on whether you've been a tenant for more or less than a year. 

Different things can happen if you have to go to court for a possession hearing. The judge can make an order, schedule another hearing, or dismiss the case.

Use these letter templates to negotiate with a lender, landlord or other creditor about debt problems

Secure Housing Executive (NIHE) and housing association tenants have a right to buy the home they live in, as long as they and the property are eligible for the scheme. Housing association tenants must apply before 28 August 2022. 

Eviction should be a last resort for the Housing Executive and housing associations.  

They should only evict you if other ways to sort out the problems in your tenancy failed. 

You have to tell your landlord if you decide to move out. You are responsible for paying rent until you formally end your tenancy.

The bedroom tax reduces how much help you get towards your rent if your home has too many rooms and you rent from the Housing Executive or a housing association. 

The proper name for this policy is the 'social sector size criteria', but most people call it the bedroom tax. 

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