Somewhere to Live


This section of our website has a wide range of information about housing. Some of the areas covered are:

Buying a home

If you are thinking of buying a home, you will find useful information in steps involved in buying a home, the costs of buying a home and taking out a mortgage.

Rented accommodation

If you are looking for private rented accommodation, you will find information on looking for a flat or house to rent, Rent Supplement, and the new Housing Assistance Payment.

You will also find information on what to do if your landlord wants to end your tenancy or increase the rent. If you have a problem with your landlord, you can contact the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB), which provides a confidential dispute resolution service between landlords and tenants.

Local authority and social housing

There is information on applying for local authority housing and on social housing in general.

Planning permission

There is information on development plans,planning permission and commenting on a planning application.

Other areas of interest

Other housing-related areas covered here are mortgage arrears, homelessness and housing for older people.

Page edited: 10 July 2023