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The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Cancellation of registration of matrimonial charge before completion of disposal of dwelling-house

8.—(1) Where a matrimonial charge is registered in relation to an estate in a dwelling-house, it shall be a term of any contract for the disposal of that estate, whereby the person disposing of the estate agrees to give vacant possession of the dwelling-house on completion of the contract, that that person will before such completion procure the cancellation of the registration of the charge at his expense.

(2) If, on completion of such a contract as is referred to in paragraph (1), there is delivered to the person acquiring the estate or his solicitor such documents and fees as are required to effect cancellation of the registration of the matrimonial charge, the term of the contract, for which paragraph (1) provides, shall be deemed to have been performed.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any such contract made by a person who is entitled to dispose of the estate in the dwelling-house freed from any such charge.

(4) This Article applies only if and so far as a contrary intention is not expressed in the contract.

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