If you’re renting a property, you have to pay rent to the landlord. You can be evicted if you don’t pay the rent. In most cases, you also need to give the landlord a deposit prior to starting your tenancy and many private landlords require that the month's rent be paid at the beginning of the month.
Get advice if you are in financial difficulties and struggling to pay these costs. The Housing Executive has a legal duty to give housing advice and information on preventing homelessness to anyone who asks in Northern Ireland.