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Land Acquisition and Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

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Payments for certain Housing Executive tenantsN.I.

F1[39.—(1) Where the tenant of a dwelling provided by the Housing Executive moves to[F2 another dwelling, whether or not that dwelling also belongs to the Housing Executive], the Housing Executive—

(a)may pay—

(i)the reasonable expenses of the tenant in removing, or

(ii)where the Executive considers it appropriate, such sum as the Executive may, with the approval of the Department of the Environment, determine;

(b)where the tenant is purchasing the dwelling to which he is removing, may[F2 subject to such conditions as the Department of the Environment may specify] pay any other reasonable expenses incurred by the tenant in connection with the purchase, other than the purchase price.

(2) Where the tenant of a dwelling provided by the Executive is seriously affected by the carrying out of works to the dwelling by the Executive, the Executive may make a payment to the tenant in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) Payments made under paragraph (2) shall be of such amount and subject to such conditions as the Deprtment of the Environment may specify.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2), a tenant shall not be regarded as seriously affected by the carrying out of works to a dwelling unless—

(a)the works are of such extent and duration that the Executive considers that it would be reasonable to offer the tenant suitable temporary residential accommodation, but such accommodation is not available on reasonable terms; and

(b)the tenant continues to occupy the dwelling as his residence during the carrying out of the works.]

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C1Art. 39: transfer of functions (8.5.2016) from Department of the Environment to Department for Communities by The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016/76), art. 1(2), Sch. 5 Pt. 1 (with art. 9(2))

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