Rent Control

Date published: 17 September 2018

Rent control is when a maximum rent is set on a property that is privately rented.


Legislation introduced on 1 April 2007 provides a new structure for the private rented sector in Northern Ireland.

For any increase in rent for controlled tenancies to be applied after 1 April 2007, a landlord must apply to the Rent Officer for Northern Ireland under the provisions of the Private Tenancies Order 2006.

More information on Rent Control is available from nidirect

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