RENTING PRIVATELY DURING COVID-19
It is arguable that COVID-19 has impacted on private renters more than it has on homeowners and social tenants. Private renters see restrictions on the level of benefits they can get to help with rent and have far fewer protections from eviction than their counterparts in social housing. While homeowners have been able to apply for deferrals of mortgage payments, private tenants must continue paying rent and have received no government assistance towards rent holidays or reductions.
This online self-paced course looks at the experience of private renters in Northern Ireland during the pandemic and at the changes that have been made to try to protect this group.
By the end of this course, you will be able to
accurately advise private tenants on their protection from eviction
signpost renters to additional support if they are struggling to pay rent
identify sources of financial support for rent in advance and deposit payments
discuss recent proposals for change and improvement in the private rented sector
Why train with Housing Rights
Housing Rights is the leading housing specialist charity in Northern Ireland, and we train more than 800 people per year on housing law and related topics.
Housing Rights provides an innovative range of training courses on housing and welfare related issues. When developing our training programmes, we look at upcoming changes in legislation and policy along with feedback from service users. We combine this information with the front-line experience of our advisers and solicitors to develop practical, informative, and relevant courses that help housing and welfare professionals deliver high quality advice services to clients.
100% of our delegates say they would attend our training again and recommend it to others.
- Advice services
- Community development
- Community relations
- Housing and homelessness
Date and Time
The Skainos Centre
239 Newtownards Road
Further information on this course and other courses currently available can be found on the Housing Rights website.