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The Private Tenants’ Forum, a group of individuals who have experience of living in the private rented sector (PRS), has responded to the Department for Communities’ (DfC) recent consultation on Proposals for Change to the PRS in Northern Ireland. 

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Private Tenants Forum, Private Tenancies, Policy
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Fold and Helm Housing Associations have recently merged under the new identity of Radius Housing.

Following an extensive consultation process involving employees and tenants from both Fold and Helm, Radius Housing Association will provide services for over 33,000 households and employ over 1,000 staff.

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Social Tenancies

New Regulations have been passed, coming into effect on 20th April 2017, which expand the circumstances in which a household is permitted an “additional” room by Housing Benefit rules. These changes apply to both the social and private rented sectors.

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Benefits, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Welfare Reform

In recent years, the question of "proportionality" has increasingly been raised as a defence to possession proceedings.  Sarah Corrigan, an adviser with extensive experience in defending possession action, discusses the merits of acceptable behaviour contracts as an alternative to possession action and an effective method of dealing with antisocial behaviour. 

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Repossession, Social Tenancies