Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

InterpretationN.I.

1.  (1)  In this Schedule the following words and expressions have the same meaning as in the [1978 NI 20.] Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978—N.I.

(a)dwelling-house;

(b)the landlord;

(c)protected tenancy;

(d)Rent Restriction Acts;

(e)statutory tenancy.

(2) In this Schedule—

  • [F1“civil partner”, except in paragraph 2, includes (where the context requires) former civil partner;]

  • “cohabitee”, except in paragraph 3, includes (where the context requires) former cohabitee;

  • “the court” does not include a court of summary jurisdiction;

  • “Part II order” means an order under Part II of this Schedule;

  • “secure tenancy” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 25 of the [1983 NI 15.] Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983;

  • “spouse” includes a party to a void or voidable marriage and, except in paragraph 2, includes (where the context requires) former spouse.

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