There are a number of organisations which provide advice and support to landlord, but you will usually have to become a member to access these services. You should consider joining a professional landlords' body or taking some accredited training if you intent to become a landlord on a long term basis.
Your local council's Environmental Health Department is responsible for enforcing many of your legal obligations and for issuing Certificate of Fitness. If you're not sure which council boundary your property is in, check on NISRA's website.
These organisations and websites can help with queries relating to various aspects of being a landlord.
|Landlords Association of Northern Ireland||Provides advice and represents the views and interests of landlords in Northern Ireland|
|Landlord Registrar for Northern Ireland||A directory of all private landlords in Northern Ireland|
|Department for Communities||Government department responsible for looking after the private rental sector in Northern Ireland|
|Smartmove||Works in partnership with landlords to help tenants find affordable rented accommodation|
|Northern Ireland Housing Executive||Deals with Houses in Multiple Occupation, mandatory repair grants and housing benefit|
|Housing Rights||Provides training courses and legal information resources relating to housing in Northern Ireland|
|Land and Property Services||The public body that deals with rates on domestic properties|
|The Property Ombudsman||A voluntary ombudsman scheme that can help with complaints against member estate and letting agents|
|Gas Safe Register||List of registered engineers who are authorised to carry out checks on gas appliances|
|EPC Register||The online Energy Performance Certificate register|
|Rent Register||Register of known protected and rent-controlled tenancies in Northern Ireland|
|Legislation database||Access legislation on HMOs, private rented sector, safety etc|
|National Landlords Association||
Membership organisation for landlords in UK with local representative in NI
|HMRC Tutorial||Tutorial providing guidance on landlords' tax obligations|
|NI Business Info||Guidance for commercial landlords operating in Northern Ireland|