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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Housing Executive or housing association rent arrears

If you fall behind on your rent, the Housing Executive or housing association can take steps to end your tenancy and evict you.  Your landlord will need to get a court order before you'll have to leave the property and this will always be a last resort.  Your landlord should try to sort the situation out with you before it starts legal action. 

You could lose your home if you don’t pay your rent. Your landlord, whether it’s the Housing Executive or a housing association will have to follow the proper procedure before this happens. Part of this procedure is to work with you to try to sort out the problem.

The Housing Executive or housing association can use different methods to get the money that you owe. If you're worried about the rent you owe, get help from a charity that provides money and debt advice.

There are a few key steps you need to take to deal with your debts effectively. A charity that provides debt advice can often help you with this.

When you’re in debt it’s not always easy to recognise that you have a problem and need to get help. Learning how to budget effectively is a good first step. The good news is that there are lots of charities and government funded agencies that can help you with this, so you should never have to pay for debt advice.