The Rent Assessment Panel is an independent body funded by the Department for Social Development. Rent assessment committees (usually made up of a chair and one member) are constituted from the Rent Assessment Panel. The function of a committee is, at the request of a landlord or tenant, to consider if the rent determined by the rent officer is an appropriate rent.
The Rent Officer determines an appropriate rent for any property subject to rent control as per Article 40 of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
Where a landlord or tenant exercises their right to have the rent considered by a rent assessment committee, the rent officer refers the case to the Appeals Service who in turn assigns the case to a rent assessment committee.
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