When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland


It's important that you know and understand what your responsibilities are to the Housing Executive.

Your responsibilities are explained in your tenancy agreement and your tenancy handbook. Your landlord could try to end your tenancy if you aren't doing something you are responsible for.

You have to pay rent to your landlord. You may be able to get help from benefits to pay this if you are on a low income. 

You’ll be responsible for dealing with many of the repairing issues in your home. Tenants are responsible for decorating the inside of the property, including carpeting and flooring and you’ll also be responsible for looking after your garden. Your landlord will usually deal with any structural problems or faults with the heating, plumbing and electrical systems.

It's important to be aware of your responsibilities to your landlord. While many of these responsibilities will be explained in your tenancy agreement, there are also certain responsibilities which are outlined in law.

Your house needs to be up to certain standards before it can be rented out. You may need to ask the council to inspect your property and will have to abide by certain safety requirements.

Deși responsabilitățile dumneavoastră pot varia în funcție de tipul de închiriere pe care îl aveți și în funcție de contractul pe care-l aveți cu proprietarul, există mai multe domenii principale pentru situații în care responsabilitățile vă revin dvs.

Ca și chiriaș/locatar licențiat, dvs. sunteți responsabil pentru:

You may not think of yourself as a landlord. But, you are a landlord if you rent out a room or a property to someone and charge that person rent to live there. You must follow certain laws if you are a landlord. The council can fine you or take you to court if you don't.

Когато сте под наем на частно, имате определени права и отговорности като наемател. По същия начин хазаина ви има отговорности към вас.


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