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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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Tenancies which are not secure tenancies

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134.—(1) Schedule 2 to the Order of 1983 (tenancies which are not secure tenancies) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2 (premises occupied under contract of employment)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), at the beginning there shall be inserted “Subject to sub-paragraph (3)”, and

(b)after sub-paragraph (2), there shall be added—

(3) A tenancy under sub-paragraph (1) shall become a secure tenancy if the landlord notifies the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy..

(3) For paragraph 3A, as inserted by paragraph 8 of Schedule 2 to the Order of 1988, there shall be substituted—

Accommodation for homeless persons

3A.  A tenancy granted by the landlord in pursuance of any function of the Executive under Part II of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (housing the homeless) is not a secure tenancy unless the landlord has notified the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy..

(4) After paragraph 9 there shall be added the following paragraph—

Qualifying shorthold tenancies

10.(1) A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is a qualifying shorthold tenancy within the meaning of sub-paragraph (2).

(2) A tenancy which is granted—

(a)after the coming into operation of Article 134 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003; and

(b)for a term certain of not less than one year and not more than 5 years,

is a qualifying shorthold tenancy if and so long as—

(i)the estate of the landlord belongs to a registered housing association; and

(ii)the tenancy satisfies such other requirements or conditions as may be prescribed..

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