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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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Grounds and orders for possessionsN.I.

36.—(1) In Part I of Schedule 3 to the Order of 1983 (grounds on which court may order possession) after ground 5 there shall be inserted the following ground—

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The tenancy was assigned to the tenant, or to a predecessor in title of his who is a member of his family and is residing in the dwelling-house, by an assignment made by virtue of Article 32A and a premium was paid either in connection with that assignment or the assignment which the tenant or predecessor himself made by virtue of that Article.

In this paragraph “premium” means any fine or other like sum and any other pecuniary consideration in addition to rent. .

(2) After paragraph (3) of Article 29 of that Order there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(3A) The matters to be taken into account by the court in determining whether it is reasonable to make an order on ground 11 shall include—

(a)the age of the tenant

(b)the period during which the tenant has occupied the dwelling-house as his only or principal home; and

(c)any financial or other support given by the tenant to the previous tenant .

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