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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

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There are many different types of housing available to rent privately. You might be looking to rent a self-contained flat or house, or just a room.

If your current housing situation doesn't suit your needs it's natural to think you might have to move. But, with the right help and support, you may be able to continue living in your current home. While housing waiting lists are so long and renting privately can be expensive it's worth checking if you can do something practical to allow you to continue living where you are.

Social housing is housing owned by either the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or housing associations. The Housing Selection Scheme is the list of rules that the Housing Executive and housing associations use when deciding who they should offer this housing to.

Dacă v-ați mutat în Irlanda de Nord cu scopul de a munci, v-ați alăturat unei populații în creștere de lucrători migranți care trăiesc și muncesc în Irlanda de Nord.

Get advice as quickly as possible if you’re homeless or likely to be homeless. You can speak to one of our advisers at Housing Rights if you need to find out what your options are.

Asylum seekers can’t usually apply for social housing, and some other people can also be prevented from applying. If you, or someone who is part of your application has done certain things in the last 2 years, like been evicted, abandoned a property, owed rent or lied on an application form, you can be disqualified from applying.

În Irlanda de Nord, aveți patru opțiuni locative principale:

Young people, and especially young people leaving care, can be at an increased risk of homelessness and of being exploited because they are homeless. Social Services and the Housing Executive share responsibility for looking after young people who are homeless. There are different responsibilities, depending on your age and how long you've been in care, but these organisations should work together to find you somewhere to live.

Victoria, a housing adviser with Housing Rights recently graduated from University. We've asked her what ten things she wishes she'd known when she started out as a private renter. 

Moving can be stressful, complicated and expensive. Whether you’re moving in, moving on or moving out careful planning can make the process easier.

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