Check before you rent
Landlords and letting agents must be registered to let out property to comply with the law. Only use a registered landlord and letting agent and report any that aren’t.
If your tenancy began on or after 1 December 2017, landlords must give you 3 months’ notice of any rent increase. They can only increase rent once every 12 months. You’ve the right to challenge an unfair rent increase through a Rent Officer.
Learn more on rent increases for all types of tenancies.
Repairs and maintenance
It is the landlord’s responsibility to repair and maintain their property from the tenancy start date and throughout the tenancy. Landlords are also required to give you prior notice ahead of any maintenance or property inspections. They’re not allowed to enter the property unannounced.
Learn more on repairs and maintenance.
Private tenants cannot be asked to leave their rented property with no notice. Landlords must go through the legal process to end a tenancy. Illegal eviction is a criminal offence and can take a number of forms. These include intimidation and harassment, lock changes or not following legal procedures and notice periods.
Learn how to spot an illegal eviction.