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Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “commencement of this Order” means the date on which the provision of this Order in which that expression occurs comes into operation;

  • “the Department” means the Department of the Environment;

  • “dwelling-house” includes part of a house;

  • “the Executive” means the Northern Ireland Housing Executive;

  • “government department” includes a department of the Government of the United Kingdom;

  • “the Housing Acts” means the Housing Acts (Northern Ireland) 1890 to 1977;

  • “the landlord” includes any person from time to time deriving title under the original landlord and also includes, in relation to any dwelling-house, any person other than the tenant who is, or but for Part III would be, entitled to possession of the dwelling-house;

  • “let” includes sub-let;

  • “net annual value” means the net annual value under the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 [1977 NI 28] ;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Department;

  • “private tenancy” means any tenancy except—

    (a)

    a tenancy under which the estate of the landlord belongs to—

    (i)

    the Crown (whether in right of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom or in Northern Ireland);

    (ii)

    a government department;

    (iii)

    the Executive;

    (iv)

    a registered housing association;

    or is held in trust for Her Majesty for the purposes of a government department;

    (b)

    a tenancy the purpose of which is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy a dwelling-house for a holiday;

  • “protected tenancy” has the meaning assigned by Article 3(1);

  • “Public Health Acts” means the Public Health Acts (Northern Ireland) 1878 to 1967;

  • Definition rep. by 1985 NI 15

  • “rates” means the regional rate and the district rate;

  • “registered”, in relation to a housing association, means registered in the register maintained under[F1 Part VII of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981];

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  • “rent” does not include any sum payable on account of rates;

  • “Rent Restriction Acts” means the Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restriction) Acts (Northern Ireland) 1920 to 1932 or Part II of the Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1940 [1940 c.7] ;

  • “rental period” means a period in respect of which a payment of rent falls to be made;

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  • “statutory tenant” shall be construed in accordance with Article 4(5);

  • “tenancy” includes a statutory tenancy;

  • “tenant” includes a statutory tenant and also includes a sub-tenant and any person deriving title under the original tenant or sub-tenant.

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F2Definition of "regulated rent certificate" in art. 2(2) repealed (1.4.2007) by Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1459 (N.I. 10)), arts. 1(3), 75, Sch. 5; S.R. 2006/428, art. 3(b)(c)

F3Definition of "regulated tenancy" in art. 2(2) repealed (1.4.2007) by Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1459 (N.I. 10)), arts. 1(3), 75, Sch. 5; S.R. 2006/428, art. 3(b)(c)

F4Definition of "restricted rent certificate" in art. 2(2) repealed (1.4.2007) by Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1459 (N.I. 10)), arts. 1(3), 75, Sch. 5; S.R. 2006/428, art. 3(b)(c)

F5Definition of "restricted tenancy" in art. 2(2) repealed (1.4.2007) by Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1459 (N.I. 10)), arts. 1(3), 75, Sch. 5; S.R. 2006/428, art. 3(b)(c)

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