June 2021


There has been an ongoing review of the Private Rented Sector for some time now and submissions were requested a few weeks ago from the Department of Communities in relation to this. Here’s what the document contained… Notice to Quit The recommendations on the Draft Legislation is to increase the minimum Notice to Quit period to 8 weeks with the ability to increase this in the future.   The current Housing Minister has stated on several occasions that she is keen to see the Notice to Quit period extended to 6 months. Deposit Maximum Deposit of one month’s rent – The Landlords Association for Northern Ireland pointed out that the proposal to place a restriction of one month’s rent for a Deposit would cause issues for foreign students or foreign workers who are sometimes able to rent a property with a higher deposit being tendered in lieu of a Guarantor. Energy…