April 2023


The legislative landscape of lettings has once again seen Government imposed changes this month surrounding the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022. As always, it is important for Co.Armagh landlords to understand any legislative changes in order to stay on the correct side of the law and in this article, we will outline these changes and how you and your properties can remain compliant. The Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 was passed and received Royal Assent on 27 April 2022. This piece of legislation builds on the Housing Strategy Action Plan 2012-2017 and makes several changes to the Private Tenancies Order (Northern Ireland) 2006 which is the main primary legislation governing the private rented sector in Northern Ireland. The legislation was initially proposed to be rolled out in December 2022, but was delayed into April 2023. The Act affects both landlords and tenants within the private rented sector, but…