Apartment Accommodation

A large number of NB Housing tenants live in apartment accommodation. As such, tenants are asked to be mindful of their neighbours living near them and the spaces they share.

The majority of our apartment buildings will have car parks, lifts, bin stores, stairwells, corridors etc, which are all communal spaces.

Tenants will share or use these spaces on a day-to-day basis. NB Housing and its tenants ask that everyone considers their neighbours and respects the space they share. With this in mind, we have detailed some information to encourage a harmonious environment for everyone!

In the interest of the health and safety of yourself and your neighbours:

  • Never smoke in communal areas
  • Do not smoke in bed
  • Do not leave cookers unattended when on
  • Do not use or store bottled gas in your apartment
  • Never permit entry to strangers
  • When the fire alarm sounds, go to the assembly point

These can be outdoor gardens, lounges, corridors and landings. Tenants should cooperate with each other and keep these areas clean, free from litter and obstruction.

NB Housing reminds tenants that any personal items are left at their own risk. We cannot be held responsible for damage or if they go missing.

These are also smoke-free zones as it is against the law to smoke in any internal communal area.

For more information on anti-social behaviour and how to report it, visit the anti-social behaviour section.

Only apartment building tenants are permitted to park in the scheme car parks. Visitors are not allowed to park overnight, which may restrict tenants’ space.

Pets are not permitted in apartment accommodation. Anyone found to be keeping pets in their flat breaches their tenancy agreement.

Should anyone have a visitor with a pet, the pet is not permitted to stay in the flat—any pet fouling or causing disturbance to others while in the building will be the tenant’s responsibility.

Tenants should dispose of all rubbish properly in the bins provided. Tenants are not permitted to leave rubbish in the corridors, outside their doors, or at emergency exits.

Where recycling bays are provided, tenants are asked to sort their recycling appropriately for collection.

The collection agency will not collect any receptacle that becomes contaminated. Bulky appliances cannot be left in corridors, outside doors, or in bin stores.

Contact Belfast Council on 028 9027 0230 to arrange collection.

Tenants are advised to take out contents insurance to protect against damage to their contents or unintentional damage to other tenants’ contents.