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Explanatory Memorandum to Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

Part II: Conduct of tenants

This Part contains provisions to deal with conduct by persons at residential premises let by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (“the Executive”) or Registered Housing Associations (“RHAs”) that causes nuisance or annoyance to others.

Chapter II: Introductory tenancies

This Chapter enables the Executive or a RHA to establish an introductory tenancy regime and makes provision as to the nature of an introductory tenancy.  Such a tenancy takes effect for a trial period of one year, during which the landlord may apply to a county court for an order to bring the tenancy to an end.

Chapter III: Repossession &c. of dwelling-houses let under secure tenancies

This Chapter extends the grounds on which the Executive or a RHA can seek possession of a dwelling-house let under a secure tenancy.  It also requires that a notice of proceedings should normally be served on the tenant, sets out the information to be included in that notice and allows proceedings for possession to begin immediately in cases of anti-social behaviour.

Chapter IV: Injunctions against anti-social behaviour

This Chapter enables the Executive, RHAs and certain private sector landlords to take court action against people involved in anti-social behaviour that affects their property.

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