The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II SECURE TENANTS

    1. CHAPTER I SALE OF DWELLING-HOUSES BY THE EXECUTIVE

      1. 3.House sales scheme

      2. 3A.House sales by registered housing associations

      3. 4.House sales scheme: supplemental provision

    2. CHAPTER II SECURITY OF TENURE AND RIGHTS OF SECURE TENANTS

      1. 24.Interpretation of Chapter II

      2. Secure tenancies

        1. 25.Secure tenancies

        2. 26.Succession on death of tenant

        3. 27.Security of tenure

        4. 28.Proceedings for possession: notice requirements

        5. 28A.Additional requirements in relation to certain proceedings for possession

        6. 29.Grounds and orders for possession

      3. Terms of a secure tenancy

        1. 30.Subletting and lodgers

        2. 31.Provisions as to consents required by Article 30

        3. 32.Assigments

        4. 32A.Assignments by way of exchange

        5. 33.Other disposals

        6. 34.Tenant's improvements

        7. 34A.Right to compensation for improvements

        8. 35.Reimbursement of costs of tenant's improvements

        9. 36.Rent not to be increased on account of tenant's improvements

        10. 37.Variation of terms of secure tenancy

        11. 38.Provision of information about tenancies

      4. Other rights of secure tenants

        1. 38A.Right to have repairs carried out

      5. Housing management

        1. 39.Provision of information about housing allocation

        2. 40.Consultation with secure tenants

        3. 41.Rights of landlord where secure tenancy appears to have been abandoned

        4. 42.Tenant's right of appeal against termination of tenancy under Article 41

        5. Article 43 rep. by 1989 NI 4

      6. Miscellaneous

        1. 44.Application to existing tenancies

        2. 45.Application to licences

    3. CHAPTER III JURISDICTION

      1. 46.Jurisdiction of county court

      2. 47.Extended discretion of court in certain proceedings for possession

  4. PART III (Arts. 48‐73) rep. by 1992 NI 15

    1. PART III (Arts. 48‐73) rep. by 1992 NI 15

  5. PART IV AMENDMENTS OF THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

    1. CHAPTERS I, II (Arts. 74‐84) rep. by 1992 NI 15...

      1. CHAPTERS I, II (Arts. 74‐84) rep. by 1992 NI 15...

    2. CHAPTER III MISCELLANEOUS

      1. 85.Advances by the Executive

      2. Article 86 rep. by 1992 NI 15

      3. 87.Indemnity agreements with building societies

      4. 88.Financial assistance for voluntary organisations concerned with housing

      5. 89.Increase of membership of the Executive

  6. PART V PRIVATE SECTOR TENANTS

    1. 90.Interpretation of Part V

    2. Protected shorthold tenancies

      1. 91.Preliminary

      2. 92.Protected shorthold tenancies

      3. 93.Right of tenant to terminate protected shorthold tenancy

      4. 94.Subletting or assignment

      5. 95.Orders for possession

    3. Amendments of 1978 Order

      1. 96.Protected tenancies

      2. 97.Proceedings for possession of certain dwelling-houses

      3. 98.Change in condition of dwelling-houses, etc.

      4. 99.Enforcement of certificates of disrepair

      5. 100.Meaning of “premium” in Part VIII of the 1978 Order

      6. 101.Entry to carry out works to certain premises

      7. 102.Ascertainment of landlord's identity by district council

      8. 103.Amendment of Cases 11 and 12 of Schedule 4 to the 1978 Order

      9. 104.Lettings by servicemen

      10. Article 105—Amendments

  7. PART VI SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 106.Regulations and order

    2. Article 107—Amendments

    3. 108.Savings, transitional provisions and revocations

  8. SCHEDULES

      1. Schedules 1, 1A rep. by 1992 NI 15

    1. SCHEDULE 2

      TENANCIES WHICH ARE NOT SECURE TENANCIES

      1. Long leases

        1. 1.[ (1) A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—...

      2. Introductory tenancies

        1. 1A.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is...

      3. Premises occupied under contract of employment

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3) a tenancy is not a...

      4. Land acquired for development

        1. 3.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the dwelling-house...

      5. Accommodation for homeless persons

        1. 3A.A tenancy granted by the landlord in pursuance of any...

      6. Accommodation for asylum‐seekers

        1. 3A.(1) A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it...

      7. Accommodation for persons with Temporary Protection

        1. 3B.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is...

      8. Temporary letting to person seeking accommodation

        1. 4.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the dwelling-house...

      9. Short-term arrangements

        1. 5.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—

      10. Temporary accommodation during works

        1. 6.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—

      11. Licensed premises

        1. 7.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the dwelling-house...

      12. Business tenancies

        1. 8.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is...

      13. Defective dwelling‐houses

        1. 9.A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—

      14. Qualifying shorthold tenancies

        1. 10.(1) A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it...

    2. SCHEDULE 3

      GROUNDS FOR POSSESSION OF DWELLING-HOUSES LET UNDER SECURE TENANCIES

      1. PART I GROUNDS ON WHICH COURT MAY ORDER POSSESSION

        1. Ground 1

          1. Any rent lawfully due from the tenant has not been...

        2. Ground 2

          1. The tenant or a person residing in or visiting the...

        3. Ground 2A

          1. The dwelling-house was occupied (whether alone or with others) by...

        4. Ground 3

          1. The condition of the dwelling-house or of any of the...

          2. In this paragraph, “the common parts” means any part of...

        5. Ground 4

          1. The condition of any relevant furniture has deteriorated owing to...

          2. In this paragraph “relevant furniture” means any furniture provided by...

        6. Ground 5

          1. The tenant is the person, or one of the persons,...

        7. Ground 5A

          1. The tenancy was assigned to the tenant, or to a...

          2. In this paragraph “premium” means any fine or other like...

        8. Ground 6

          1. The dwelling-house was made available for occupation by the tenant...

        9. Ground 7

          1. The landlord intents, within a reasonable time of obtaining possession...

        10. Ground 8

          1. The dwelling-house has features which are substantially different from those...

        11. Ground 9

          1. The dwelling-house is let by a registered housing association which...

        12. Ground 10

          1. The dwelling-house is one of a group of dwelling-houses which...

        13. Ground 11

          1. The accommodation afforded by the dwelling-house is more extensive than...

      2. PART II SUITABILITY OF ACCOMMODATION

        1. 1.(1) For the purposes of Chapter II of Part II...

        2. 1A.For the purposes of Article 19B of the Housing (Northern...

        3. 2.In determining whether it is reasonably suitable to those needs...

        4. 3.Where the dwelling-house is let by a registered housing association,...

    3. SCHEDULE 3A

      GROUNDS FOR WITHHOLDING CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT BY WAY OF EXCHANGE

      1. Ground 1

        1. The tenant or the proposed assignee is obliged to give...

      2. Ground 2

        1. Proceedings have been begun for possession of the dwelling‐house of...

      3. Ground 3

        1. The accommodation afforded by the dwelling‐house is substantially more extensive...

      4. Ground 4

        1. The extent of the accommodation afforded by the dwelling‐house is...

      5. Ground 5

        1. The dwelling‐house has features which are substantially different from those...

      6. Ground 6

        1. The landlord is a registered housing association which lets dwelling‐houses...

      7. Ground 7

        1. The dwelling‐house is one of a group of dwelling‐houses which...

      1. Schedules 4‐8 rep. by 1992 NI 15

      1. Schedules 9, 10—Amendments

    4. SCHEDULE 11

      SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. 1.—The repeal by this Order of any statutory provision relating...

      2. 2.Notwithstanding the repeal by this Order of Chapter I of...

      3. 3.In sub-paragraph (1) “reconditioning grant” means a grant under section...

      1. SCHEDULE 12—Revocations