Tenancies



Private renters protected from eviction until end of September

Legislation protecting private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction have been extended to the end of September 2021.

Published 19 February 2021

Attorney General did not submit written statement on ownership of rental properties

Attorney General Paul Gallagher did not set out his ownership of rental properties in writing before advising the government against an extension of Covid-19 restrictions on bans and rent increases, it has emerged.

Published 28 September 2020

CJEU: Member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat housing shortages

EU member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat long-term rental housing shortages, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 22 September 2020

Legislation to protect renters to be extended

Legislation to protect private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction during the COVID-19 crisis will be extended to 31 March 2021.

Published 20 August 2020

Bill to protect renters to be brought to Cabinet on Thursday

Legislation to protect renters will be considered by government ministers on Thursday following the final extension of the COVID-19 rent freeze and eviction moratorium.

Published 21 July 2020

Rent freeze to be extended past Monday deadline

The rent freeze and eviction moratorium introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis is set to be extended again, ministers have said.

Published 17 July 2020

Retrospective protections for private renters 'would be open to judicial review'

Legislation to provide private renters with additional protections during the coronavirus pandemic will not be retrospective to avoid any possible legal challenge, ministers have said.

Published 22 April 2020

Ground rent tenants' right to acquire freehold titles clarified

A new law clarifying the rights of certain ground rent tenants to acquire the freehold title of their properties has come into effect.

Published 17 January 2020

Residential Tenancies Board given new powers to deal with bad landlords

New powers have been given to the Residential Tenancies Board to deal with improper conduct by landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 3 July 2019