Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
cannycat

Query About Rental Contracts In Northern Ireland

Recommended Posts

Evening all, I'm not sure whether to post this here or in the Northern Ireland forum (or both...!). I recently moved to Northern Ireland from England because of work and am just about to sign a rental agreement with a private landlord.

Since I've always rented in England until now and am used to the law there, there are a few clauses that I'm wondering about in the agreement that I've been sent. I should explain the landlord is an accidental landlord, having bought the house some years ago and only having had one tenant before me who's been there for 6 years. In that time, I know the law on deposits, for instance, has changed (and the landlord doesn't seem to be aware of this and I will be making sure I let them know).

The clauses that are making me wonder are two in particular - one says I can give 2 months' notice on my tenancy to bring it to an end, but then a few clauses down there is another one which seems completely contradictory, which basically says if I leave before the end of the 1-year term I don't get my deposit back at all, "without exception". Can anyone advise on this? Is this common in NI, and is it legal? I will obviously be taking independent advice as well as soon as offices etc reopen on Monday but I really would welcome input from people on here, since I know you're a knowledgeable lot and I am finding many practices in NI VERY different.

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know anything about renting in Northern Ireland but I suggest you also post your question over on the Northern Ireland subforum of HPC, it's much more active than 'All about renting'.

Edit: Oops, I see you already mentioned this!

Edited by Dorkins

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 407 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.