Northern Ireland’s government extend extra eviction protections for tenants for another nine months.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the Northern Ireland Assembly passed legislation requiring private landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice period to terminate a tenancy.

Previously, renters in the region were only entitled to a four-week notice period for any tenancy under 5 years.

Communities minister Deirdre Hargey announced recently that the new 12 week notice period will stay until 4 May 2022.