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New Corona guidelines for rental sector

Apr 28 2020 10:53:00


A message from Kernan Property Services

Different guidelines have been issued for the rental sector in different parts of the UK and North of Ireland as devolved administrations get to grips with the Coronavirus crisis

The Northern Ireland Executive has amended the notice to quit periods set out in the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 from four to 12 weeks during the pandemic.

The power-sharing administration says this is to ensure that tenants in the private rented sector are provided with some protection during the crisis.

The Executive also wants to reduce the movement of people between households, allowing shielding of vulnerable people, self-isolation, and social distancing in line with the Chief Medical Officer's recommendations.

In Northern Ireland, the private rented sector consists of 134,000 homes and is the fastest-growing tenure; it currently constitutes 18 per cent of the total housing stock.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone but would like to assure you that Kernan Property Services’ staff are here to assist you so, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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