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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983

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Jurisdiction of county courtN.I.

46.—(1) F1. . . , a county court has jurisdiction to determine any question arising under ChapterF1. . . II of this Part and to entertain any proceedings brought thereunder and any claim (for whatever amount) in connection with a secure tenancy.

(2) The jurisdiction conferred by this Article includes jurisdiction to entertain proceedings onF1. . . any queston—

(a)whether any consent required by Article 30 or Article 34 was withheld or unreasonably withheld; or

[F2(aa)whether any consent required by Article 32A was withheld otherwise than on one or more of the grounds set out in Schedule 3A;]

(b)whether a statement supplied in pursuance of Article 38(3)(b) is accurate;

notwithstanding that no other relief is sought than a declaration.

(3) If a person take proceedings in the High Court which, by virtue of this Article, he could have taken in the county court he is not entitled to recover any costs.

F1Chapter 1 (arts. 3, 4) substituted for Chapter 1 (arts. 3-23) by 1992/1725 (NI 15), art. 96(1)(2).

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