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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Payment of rates

Confusion over rates can cause problems for both landlords and tenants. You need to be fully aware of who is liable for the payment of rates in any property that you let.

You can get a 10% discount on the rates bill for your rental properties if you pay the full bill by a certain date, usually the end of September each year. Contact Land & Property Services to find out more about this discount

You can get in a lot of trouble if you don't pay your rates bill. 

Rates are a property tax. The money raised in rates helps to pay for all types of public services. Land & Property Services (LPS) is the agency responsible for collecting rates. Either the tenant or the landlord may have to pay rates in rented properties.