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Proposal that Private Sector should meet the shortfall in housing the homeless.

December 11, 2017

Proposal that Private Sector should meet the shortfall in housing the homeless. The Department for Communities proposals would enable the Housing Executive to discharge “Full Duty Applicant” (FDA) homeless households into the private rented sector. This is one of 20 recommendations in the recently launched consultation document “ A Fundamental Review of Social Housing Allocations”…

The National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage – status and apprentices

December 8, 2017

Helping to make sure you’re paying your workers the correct amount of pay. The National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage – status and apprentices. To help you avoid the common errors employers make in connection with worker status and apprentices. Next in the series on working time and deductions, catch up with this…

Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2016-17

December 7, 2017

Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2016-17 The latest N I Housing statistics were published by the Department of Communities this week they show: Average (median) weekly rent in the PRS in NI in 2015-16 was £94, £38 below the UK average (£132) and lower than England (£138), Scotland (£107) and Wales (£100). This compares with the…

New Data Protection legislation coming into force May 2018 – landlord responsibilities

December 6, 2017

Landlords and Agents should start preparing for New EU data protection legislation to be introduced in May 2018 Within 6 months new legislation should be in place but The Information Commissioner’s Office is encouraging businesses, to assess how they are seeking, obtaining and recording consent now and to check if whether they need to make…

Digital products to help Landlords complete their 2016-17 Self Assessment from HMRC

December 6, 2017

  Leading up to 31 January 2018, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are providing a variety of digital products to help you complete your 2016-17 Self Assessment tax returns. These include: Live webinars on completing the online Self Assessment return including the Income from Property pages. Book here A webinar providing information for individuals who…

Insight Housing Market Intelligence Exchange

November 30, 2017

The Housing Executive held its sixth Insight Housing Market Intelligence Exchange event in October 2017, bringing together key professionals representing housing and associated sectors in Northern Ireland.   The exchange looked at the links between research and policy in the housing sector and included presentations on: The role and impact of research on housing policy…

Time to Renew your Landlord Registration??? Private Rented Sector Newsletter

November 28, 2017

Please see attached the link to the latest edition of the Private Rented Sector newsletter which gives updated information on how to renew your landlord registration.   https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/communities/prs-newsletter-issue-19.pdf…