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How to become a Tenant

As there is certain eligibility criteria set by the NIHE, not everyone wishing to access the Private Rented Sector can avail of the service, therefore you must possess the following criteria*:

  1. You must be over 18 years of age
  2. You must be able to afford the rent
  3. You must be willing to remove yourself from the NIHE waiting list if you are on
  4. You must be willing to follow Smartmove Housing Tenancy Agreement

* Criteria and locations may vary in the future, please visit our website regularly for up-to-date criteria

How to access the Service

  1. You can access the service by filling out the Tenants Registration form (a Housing Officer can do this for you if you need help).
  2. A Housing Officer will contact you to make an appointment to see a (you should bring your ID, proof of income to the appointment have a look at the acceptable documents list. The Housing Officer will ask you some questions such as where would you like to live and what size of accommodation you need.
  3. When you have provide all the information required as well as two references the Housing Officer will seek to find you a suitable property.

For further information, please contact the housing officer in your local area. View contact information >