Renting a home
When you are renting a home it is important for you to know what you can afford and understand the kind of rental agreement you are entering into.
Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant so that you can follow the rules. These pages can give you helpful information on problems you may have while renting. Find out what to do if you are facing eviction.
Information on tenancies for letting agency tenants including agency trade bodies, charges, key questions, signing a tenancy agreement and complaints.
Information on tenancy agreements and terms including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, and covering sham tenancies and unfair tenancy agreements.
Information on tenancies for tenants of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive or a registered Housing Association, covering rent, repairs, the right to stay in the home and introductory tenancies.
Rights of private tenants in protected, fixed-term and periodic tenancies, including rent, repairs and the right to stay in the accommodation.
Rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants to get repairs done including how a tenant can take action if repairs are not done.
Information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants including repairs, provision of gas, electricity and water supplies, ending the tenancy and fixed tenancies.
Rights of tenants facing eviction because their private landlord falls behind on with their mortgage payments and is facing repossession.
Link to information on the nidirect website giving guidance on letting property, letting a room in your home, carrying out repairs, protecting tenants' deposits, giving notice to leave.
Leaflet on the requirements for private landlords to register with the Landlord Registration Scheme.
Explains how to make sure that your deposit is safe when you rent a home, covering what a tenancy deposit protection scheme is, what should happen at the end of a tenancy and how to get your deposit back from your landlord.