Landlord Registration Scheme

May 6, 2016

All landlords of properties which are rented out to tenants in Northern Ireland must register their details.

Any property owners who fail to comply with the scheme may face a fine of up to £2,500.00.

All landlords of properties let under a private tenancy in Northern Ireland will have to register their details and the details of each rental property. ‘Landlord’ includes anyone who is named as an owner on the deeds of a rental property. So if the property is owned by two people, but only one of these people is actively involved in the rental of the property by collecting the rent, etc, both people will still need to register their details and pay the registration fee.

People who rent out rooms in their homes to lodgers will not need to register. Landlords who are already on the HMO register will need to supply their details but will not have to pay the registration fee.

Alternatively, for advice please contact the Property Department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin on 028 9024 3141 or
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