Northern Ireland government lays out plan to improve protection for private renters – Inside Housing

Northern Ireland’s government has laid out plans to tighten up lax regulations surrounding the private rented sector.

The private rented sector in Northern Ireland is now a similar size to the social housing sector (picture: Getty)

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The proposed changes include a requirement for all private tenants to receive a written tenancy agreement and for rent increases to be restricted to once a year.

Civil servants have been tasked with drawing up draft legislation to effect the reforms, which will also increase the eviction notice period from the current four-week minimum and to limit deposits.

Private landlords in the region will for the first time be obliged to provide smoke and carbon monoxide

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