COVID-19 Guidance for Private Rented Sector Landlords and Tenants

Date published: 16 April 2020

Last updated: 24 February 2021

The Department has produced a guidance document setting out general advice and information predominantly for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector.  The guidance covers issues which may arise during the Covid-19 outbreak including what to do if you/your tenant is struggling with paying rent, advice around carrying out emergency repairs, and information on minimising moves within rented accommodation and eviction proceedings. 



The guidance includes links to further detailed information and sources of advice and assistance including the Housing Executive, Housing Rights and the Public Health Agency.  The advice contains information around additional sources of finance at this time (including help with housing costs and information on how to access assistance with mortgage holidays).

The guidance will be kept under review and updated as matters develop.

This guidance has been updated to reflect measures to reopen the housing market and allow activities relating to house moves to take place, coming into effect on 15 June 2020. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the guidance on house moves

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