Information for tenantsTenants may request inspections
If you live in a rented property and are concerned that the property is in disrepair, or you suspect the property is unfit to live in, you may wish to contact us to arrange an inspection.
We suggest that in the first instance you report the matter to your landlord or agent.
One of our officers will carry out an inspection of the property, and if necessary one or more of the following notices may be issued:
- A Nuisance Abatement Notice
- A Notice of Unfitness
- A Notice of Disrepair (this notice may only be issued if the property meets the fitness standard)
Shared housesIf you live in a shared house or flat it may be considered to be a house in multiple occupation (HMO), and will need to meet HMO legal requirements. These standards are enforced by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, HMO Unit.
Gas appliances and fluesLandlords are required to have an annual safety check carried out on their gas appliances, boilers and flues. This check must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. They must provide you with a copy of this safety check. These requirements are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive, Gas Compliance Team.
Other informationYour landlord must ensure that any furniture and electrical goods that they supply are safe.
Landlords newly renting or selling properties must have an energy performance certificate.