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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Tenant Rights

You can buy all or part of your home. Regardless of how much of the property you buy, you will become responsible for all repairs and maintenance on the property once the sale has completed.

All private tenants have some basic legal rights. Your other rights can depend on when your tenancy started and what your tenancy agreement says.

Once you've been a tenant for 5 years you may be able to buy your home. The amount of discount you'll get increases depending on how long you've lived in the property. Some property types can't be bought because they are difficult to come by and needed for social housing stock.

În cazul în care închiriați în sectorul privat, aveți anumite drepturi și responsabilități ca și chiriaș. La fel și proprietarul dvs. are responsabilități față de dvs.

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

In order to lawfully evict you, your landlord must follow the correct legal procedure. Similarly, you must follow the correct procedure if you wish to leave the property.

Drepturile dvs. pot varia în funcție de tipul de închiriere avut și de contractul încheiat cu proprietarul. Cu toate acestea, există mai multe domenii principale în care legea vă oferă drepturi. Contractul de închiriere pe care îl aveți poate să vă extindă drepturile locative, dar nu poate să reducă drepturile dvs. ca locatar.

You should report any damage or disrepair to your landlord immediately. It's always a good idea to follow up any reports you make over the phone or in person with a letter so both you and your landlord have a record of any work that needs to be done.

Dacă contractul dumneavoastră de închiriere a început la sau după 1 aprilie 2007, aveți anumite drepturi suplimentare de bază, chiar și atunci când nu există un contract de închiriere.

You need to know whether you are going to be a tenant who will be protected in law or a licensee who has very few rights in law. It's important that you understand your legal status in your new home.

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