Newry and Armagh

Housing & Homelessness

Legislation to tackle the growing homelessness crisis is urgently needed
Landlords should be taxed for empty properties
Rent caps should be placed on properties
Application administration fees should be abolished
There should be a Vacant Land Tax for those who own land but do nothing with it
Houses of Multiple Occupancy should be more regulated
Tenants should have greater rights to security of tenure in private rental housing & should be protected from no fault eviction
Legislation should be put in place to prohibit the discriminatory practise of refusing tenancies to those in receipt of social security benefits
There should be a legislative cap on holiday homes in seaside towns