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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

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There are a few key steps you need to take to deal with your debts effectively. A charity that provides debt advice can often help you with this.

People who work in housing sometimes use words and phrases you might not know. This list explains some of the more complicated terms that might be in your letters in simple language.  

Please let us know if there are any other terms you'd like us to include on this page. 

There are lots of organisations you can turn to for help with your problems.

Use these letter templates to negotiate with a lender, landlord or other creditor about debt problems

It's important that you keep up to date with changes in housing legislation, policy and practice to make sure that you are operating within the law. You may wish to consider taking part in an accredited training programme or joining a professional body. This type of training and support could help you deal with any problems that arise with your tenants and help you manage your properties effectively.

This video explains some of the things landlords who rent out property in Northern Ireland must do to follow the law.  

The Money Advice Service's Quick Cash Finder can help you find small things you can cut back on to increase your savings. 

The Loan Calculator from the Money Advice Service can help you work out how long it will take you to pay off your loan, based on your current monthly payments. If you're having money problems, it's best to get some free, independent advice from a charity before you take on any further debt.

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