The Courts and Tribunals Service is actively supporting initiatives that will provide help to people who face having their homes repossessed or to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants without the need to go to court including ejectment action.
Housing Rights provides a free on site court representation service at the Royal Courts of Justice and Laganside Courts in Belfast for those coming to court without their own legal representation. For further information about Housing Rights contact them using the details below.
You do not have to lose your home.
Repossession is not inevitable; even after court proceedings have issued alternative solutions may be available. Contact a solicitor, your landlord or one of the following organisations who offer free advice on debt management, home ownership and tenancy.
Mortgage Possession Fact Sheet
Revised Pre Action Protocol for Repossession Proceedings
How to get help
Housing Rights Service has useful information about Mortgage debt and repossession advice.
Telephone: 028 90245640
Online: www.housingadviceNI.org (external link opens in a new window / tab)
1 Rushfield Avenue
Telephone: 028 9064 5919
Web: www.adviceni.net(external link opens in a new window / tab)
Dispute Resolution between landlords and tenants in the private rental sector
Housing Rights – Housing Mediation Service
The Housing Mediation Service is a free service for tenants and landlords to help them work together to come to a shared understanding of an issue, so they can reach a mutually satisfactory outcome and avoid the need to go to court.
The Housing Mediation Service is free and available to:
• Registered landlords
• Letting agents
• Housing Associations operating in the sector
The service can help with many kinds of disputes including:
• Property standards
• Rent/rates arrears
• Unprotected tenancy deposits
• Threatened evictions
• Breach of tenancy terms
• Noise / anti-social behaviour
Contact the Housing Mediation Service
Call 028 9024 5640
Submit an online form
The Housing Mediation Service is provided by Housing Rights with funding from the Department for Communities.