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When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Registering as a landlord in Northern Ireland

Your details have to be registered the NI Landlord Register. 

You probably need to register with the Information Commissioner's Office as a data controller. 

You may need to have a HMO licence if any of your rented properties is shared by people who are not related. 

In addition to these statutory registers, you may also want to think about joining a professional body. A number of organisations support landlords.

All landlords of private tenancies in Northern Ireland need to register. You can do this online, by telephone or in writing. You will have to pay a fee to register and you'll need to renew your registration every 3 years.

Landlords can get advice, resources and training from different organisations. You may also be able to get financial help with certain types of repairs or improvements. 

From 1 April 2019 all HMOs in Northern Ireland must be licenced. Any HMO that is currently registered will have this registration automatically converted to a licence. You should take note of when your existing registration is due for renewal so you can apply for a licence in advance of this date.