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April 2022

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The Private Tenancies Act (NI) 2022 received royal assent on 27 April 2022. 

The only immediate change this new legislation brings is to notice periods for private tenancies which change on 5 May 2022. 

New notice to quit periods from 4 May

From May 5 2022 landlords will have to give 

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Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) will now focus on sustaining tenancies and preventing homelessness. This means the Housing Executive will pay people more in DHPs and pay these for longer.

We were part of a group who worked with the Housing Executive on a review of these payments. We're hopeful the change will give much needed help to renters in Northern Ireland.

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