Photograph of a row of houses

To improve the standard of fitness of privately rented dwelling houses, the Private Tenancies (NI) Order 2006, introduces a system of inspection and rent control.

The landlord is required to apply to the Council for a fitness inspection.

This is to ensure that privately rented properties are ‘fit for human habitation’ and where they are found to be unfit, are subject to rent control and enforcement action taken, where necessary.