When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland


Your social tenancy can end if

  • your landlord evicts you
  • your landlord decides you aren't living in the property and takes it back, or
  • you end your own tenancy

Your Housing Executive or housing association property must be your main or only home.  Your landlord can end your tenancy if they think you are living somewhere else.

This is called abandonment. The landlord has to follow the right process to end your tenancy in this way 

Act carefully if you think your tenant has moved out without telling you. The tenant could sue you if you get rid of any items they've left behind, or you change the locks or move new tenants in without a court order.

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