Renting Privately

To promote and sustain a healthy private rented sector in Northern Ireland, which offers choice and flexibility by influencing the supply of private rented accommodation and also encourages a better quality, better managed sector.


To create a legislative structure for the private rented sector which addresses inequities and targets unfitness by:

  • Making sure that landlords keep rented homes in good repair and charge reasonable rent
  • Clarifying and promoting the rights and responsibilities of private rented sector landlords and tenants
  • Improve housing conditions in the private rented sector
  • Encouraging housing choice by promoting the private rented sector as a viable and affordable housing option
  • Positively influencing the amount of accommodation available for private renting
  • Promoting high standards of management within the private rented sector

Rural Strategy