Imagine you’re a private tenant, paying rent each month and confident that you’re doing everything that’s required of you. One day you open your post to find a final demand from Land & Property Services insisting that you pay £2000+ by the end of the month or face court. It’s particularly confusing when your tenancy agreement says your rent includes rates and your landlord’s responsible for paying these to LPS.
The Private Tenants Forum, a group of tenants in private rented accommodation who have come together to campaign for better conditions, has responded to the Department of Finance & Personnel's recent consultation on a review of rates liability in the landlord sector.
Welcome to the new online home of Housing Rights Service. We hope that our newly designed website will allow you to learn more about the work we do to promote and protect the rights of people in housing need in Northern Ireland. We’re excited about this new way of sharing information with our stakeholders and hope you’ll take some time to explore what we have to offer.