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The Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Compensation for misrepresentation etc., or landlord’s failure to fulfil intentions

27.—(1) Where the Lands Tribunal—

(a)makes an order that the tenant is not entitled to a new tenancy; and

(b)is subsequently satisfied that it was induced to make the order by misrepresentation or by the concealment of material facts or that the intentions of the landlord as represented by him to the Lands Tribunal regarding any of the matters specified in Article 12(1)(e), (f), (g) or (h) have not without reasonable excuse been fulfilled,

the Lands Tribunal may order the landlord to pay to the tenant such sum as appears sufficient as compensation for damage or loss sustained by the tenant as the result of the refusal.

(2) Where—

(a)the tenant has quit the holding—

(i)after making but withdrawing a tenancy application; or

(ii)without making such an application; and

(b)the Lands Tribunal is satisfied that he did so by reason of misrepresentation or the concealment of material facts,

the Lands Tribunal may order the landlord to pay to the tenant such sum as appears sufficient as compensation for damage or loss sustained by the tenant as the result of quitting the holding.

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