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Landlord / tenant disputes


  • Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) was established in September 2004 to operate a national tenancy registration system and to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. As part of its remit, the PRTB also provides policy advice to the Government on the private rented sector.  For further information please visit –

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Tenants rights across Northern Ireland differ and are dependant on the type of tenancy – Housing Executive, Housing Association or private tenancies.

  • Housing Advice NI – Rights when renting – If you rent your home or are a leaseholder, you have a legal agreement with the landlord or freeholder.  This gives you rights and responsibilities.  Check any agreement you have carefully and ask questions if you are not sure about something.  Please see –  Advice for private tenants
  • Housing Executive website will provide you with answers about your tenancy and general advice. For further information please visit –

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Page last checked: September 2017

This webpage is for general information purposes only and while we endeavour to keep it up-to-date, errors may occur.  It is very important that you check with the relevant body to ensure the information is current and is applicable to your situation: – North /  South

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