Trainee Solicitor Caitriona Fitzpatrick explains......
The Private Tenancies Act (NI) 2022 has created new laws that will affect what you and your tenants are obligated to do. The main changes in the law that you must be aware of are the new Notice to Quit periods. This is how much notice you must give a tenant before ending their tenancy.
This quick guide will outline the new Notice to Quit periods for you and your tenant, how these Notice to Quit periods may change again in the future, and what other new obligations you may have under the new law.
New Notice to Quit Periods
Landlords must give;
Tenants must give:
Likely Future Changes to the Law
Further regulations that may be brought into force in future are likely to outline exceptions to notice periods. For example, future regulations could allow for exceptions to notice periods if a tenant is:
The new Private Tenancies Act also allows for the implementation of longer notice to quit periods. These periods could become as long as:
Landlords should also be prepared for other new regulations that may come into force in the near future. Changes you should watch out for are:
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