Latest News - Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

House Condition Survey is Underway

June 26, 2016

House Condition Survey is Underway The Housing Executive has a statutory responsibility for carrying out regular House Condition Surveys. The survey which covers the condition and energy efficiency of homes is already underway this year. Occupiers of selected homes will receive an advanced information letter advising them of a visit by a trained professional surveyor.…

How will implementation of Welfare Reform affect Landlords in Northern Ireland

December 3, 2015

How will implementation of Welfare Reform affect Landlords in Northern Ireland Following the recent development in the introduction of Welfare Reform for Northern Ireland one of our members has contacted us to enquire if we were aware of any plans by the NIHE to make Housing Benefit a monthly payment instead of 4 weekly payments.…

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Bill

September 16, 2015

Some of the members have been in contact with the office wondering if there is an abridged version of the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Bill Following responses to a fundamental review of the regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), and research into other jurisdictions, the Minister for Social Development has now presented a…

Japanese Knotweed

July 16, 2015

At the recent General Meeting we had a discussion about the occurances of Japanese Knotweed in Northern Ireland and it was surprising how many of the landlords present had come across this plant in all parts of the province. It is important that you know how to identify it, what to do and especially what…

Local Housing Allowance Rates for 2015/2016

April 14, 2015

LHA Rates for April 2015 The new Local Housing Allowance Rates have been posted by the NI Housing Executive for April 2015/2016. These LHA rates will be valid from 1st April 2015. For this month’s LHA rates please check the Current LHA rates page. More information is also available on how we calculate the LHA…

NI Housing Market Review and Perspectives 2014-2017 Report

July 18, 2014

NI Housing Market Review and Perspectives 2014-2017 Report NIHE have just produced the new NI Housing Market Review and Perspectives 2014-2017 report – you can find it at http://www.nihe.gov.uk/housing_market_review_2014_2017.pdf…

Housing Strategy Document launched with £19m interest free loan for Housing Associations

November 21, 2012

  Housing Strategy Document launched with £19m interest free loan for Housing Associations In a bid to boost house building and to help mitigate the effects of the Welfare Reform changes in the province Ministers in Northern Ireland announced a £19 million interest free loan for Housing Associations as part of the housing strategy set…