Domestic rental property: landlord and tenant responsibilities



If you are a landlord and own property or a room that you rent to a tenant, there are certain rules you should be aware of.

The law on private renting in Northern Ireland changed on 1 April 2023. For further details read the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.

This guide outlines your responsibilities as a landlord to your tenants and the rules you must follow. There are regulations concerning landlords relating to deposits know as the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, certificate of fitness for rental properties, registering as a landlord, and rental property health and safety.

If you rent out a house in multiple occupation, there are additional rules you must adhere to.