Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Miscellaneous amendments to Housing OrdersN.I.

Abandoned tenanciesN.I.

15  (1)  In Article 41 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (rights of landlord where secure tenancy abandoned) in paragraph (3) for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)has reasonable grounds for believing the matters mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) and (b); and.

(2) In Article 19A of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 2) (rights of landlord where introductory tenancy abandoned) in paragraph (3) for subparagraph (a) substitute—

(a)has reasonable grounds for believing the matters mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) and (b); and.

Duty to persons found to be homelessN.I.

16  In Article 10 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (NI 23) (duty to persons found to be homeless) after paragraph (2) insert—

(2ZA) The Executive shall cease to be subject to the duty under paragraph (2) if the applicant ceases to be eligible for assistance under this Part by virtue of Article 7A(1)(a) or (b)..

Abolition of rent surplus fundN.I.

17  (1)  Article 37 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (NI 15) (surplus rental income of housing association) is repealed.

(2) In Article 20(2) of that Order (offences relating to accounts of housing associations)—

(a)at the end of sub-paragraph (a) insert “ or ”;

(b)omit sub-paragraph (c) and the word “or” immediately before it.

Service of documentsN.I.

18  (1)  Article 104 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (NI 15) (service of certain documents) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) Any document required or authorised by a statutory provision to be given to or served on any person by the Executive or a registered housing association may be given to or served on that person by being sent by ordinary post..