Tenancies

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Residential landlords in Northern Ireland could be required to give tenants up to six months' notice to leave their home under plans put out to consultation. The Department for Communities is consulting on the notice to quit period while the Private Tenancies Bill 2021 makes its way through the Asse

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Nearly three-quarters of all tenancies will see annual rent increases capped at two per cent under draft legislation published by the government yesterday. The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2021 will tighten the rent increase cap for tenancies in rent pressure zones (RPZs), though i

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The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has been asked to crack down on non-compliance with rent laws after new figures showed average rents have grown by seven per cent year-on-year. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage said the RTB had been asked by housing minister Darragh O'Bri

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Legislation to improve protections for Northern Ireland tenants living in the private rented sector have cleared the second stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Private Tenancies Bill, introduced just before the summer recess, restricts rent increases to once a year and extends the notice to

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The Private Tenancies Bill was introduced to the Assembly yesterday with aims of improving protections for tenants living in the private rented sector. Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: "I am putting the needs of tenants at the heart of my approach. Private renters should have access to a go

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The government has approved legislation to reform and extend rent pressure zones (RPZs). Key provisions are set to be inserted into the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021, published on 17 June, to reform the rent increase restrictions in RPZs. These reforms will take effect upon the passage of

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Students will not have to pay more than two months' rent upfront to commence a tenancy under new legislation announced yesterday. The Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021 will introduce the restriction for all tenancies, including for students residing in student-specific accommodation, though st

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Legislation protecting private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction have been extended to the end of September 2021. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12 week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evic

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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. The government maintains that Mr Gallagher complied with his obligations under the Et

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Legislation to protect private renters in Northern Ireland from eviction during the COVID-19 crisis will be extended to 31 March 2021. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin procee

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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. The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 prohibits rent increases and evictions during the "emergency peri

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The rent freeze and eviction moratorium introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis is set to be extended again, ministers have said. The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 prohibits rent increases and evictions during the "emergency period", which is currently due to en

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