It is estimated that most people spend 75 per cent of their time at home. Housing conditions have a significant impact on health and well-being.

We have a legal obligation to take action to deal with public health nuisances in housing and to inspect and assess the fitness of houses for human habitation in Ards and North Down. Our Environmental Health officers deal with unsafe and unhealthy living conditions in the rented housing sector.

This includes:

  • properties owned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and housing associations
  • owner-occupied housing
  • privately rented properties

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) provides public housing in Northern Ireland. NIHE is also responsible for securing the improvement, closure or demolition of houses in the private sector that fall short of the statutory fitness standard. They are also responsible for controlling houses in multiple occupation.

For more information contact the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
Telephone: 03448 920 900