Private Rented Sector in Northern Ireland - Proposals for Change

Consultation opened on 10 January 2017. Closing date 03 April 2017.


This Government Response Report sets out feedback from consultees. A number of proposals have already been implemented in line with the original 2017 consultation. Of the other proposals some will be brought forward during this mandate, others that require further research will be brought forward in the longer term and two will not be implemented.


Consultation description

The aim of the review was to consider the current and potential future role of the sector and assess the effectiveness of current regulation, identifying where improvements could be made to help make the private rented sector a more attractive housing option. 

This document sets out proposals on:

  • Supply
  • Affordability
  • Security of Tenure
  • Tenancy Management
  • Property Standards
  • Dispute Resolution


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