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Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Length of notice to quit

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3.—(1) Article 14 of the Private Tenancies Order (length of notice to quit) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1) for “4 weeks” substitute “the relevant period”.

(3) After that paragraph insert—

(1A) For the purposes of paragraph (1) the relevant period is—

(a)4 weeks, if the tenancy has not been in existence for more than 5 years;

(b)8 weeks, if the tenancy has been in existence for more than 5 years but not for more than 10 years;

(c)12 weeks, if the tenancy has been in existence for more than 10 years..

(4) This section—

(a)applies whether the private tenancy was granted before or after the date on which this section comes into operation; but

(b)does not apply in relation to a notice to quit given before that date.

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