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16/03/2017

New Landlord Advice Service Pilot Scheme Launched

A new advice service pilot scheme has been launched in Northern Ireland for private landlords.

The Housing Rights service will be conducting a pilot on behalf of the Department for Communities, offering landlords free confidential advice to ensure that the rights of landlords and tenants are protected.

Landlords can get information and guidance on the legal requirements they must observe; in addition, if someone is thinking of becoming a landlord and are not sure what to do or how to go about it, then the service will be on hand to assist.
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Support and advice will also be available to anyone working as a managing agent or estate agent.

This new service is on hand to help and a quick phone call will help interpret the law so that both landlords and tenants are protected. The service can also advise on key issues like preparing to rent, property standards, rights and responsibilities and ending tenancies.

The Landlord Advice service aims to promote a professional and well managed private rented sector that is good for both landlords and tenants. The service has been welcomed by the Landlords Association and will benefit all those involved in the private rental sector.

(MH)

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