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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(2) In this Order–

“the appropriate district council”, in relation to a dwelling-house, means the district council in whose district the dwelling-house is situated;

commencement of this Order” means the date on which the provision of this Order in which that expression occurs comes into operation;

the Department” means the Department for Social Development;

“dwelling-house” includes part of a house;

the Executive” means the Northern Ireland Housing Executive;

“final determination”, in relation to an appeal, shall be construed in accordance with Article 23(3) and (4);

“the landlord” includes any person from time to time deriving title under the original landlord and also includes, in relation to any dwelling-house, any person other than the tenant who is, or but for Part III of the Rent Order would be, entitled to possession of the dwelling-house;

“let” includes sub-let;

“modify” includes amend or repeal;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Department;

“private tenancy” has the meaning given in Article 3;

“protected tenancy” shall be construed in accordance with Article 3 of the Rent Order;

“rates” means the regional rate and the district rate;

“rent” does not include any sum payable on account of rates;

“the rent officer” means the person appointed under Schedule 1 to act as rent officer;

“the Rent Order” means the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (NI 20);

“statutory provision” has the meaning given in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954;

“statutory tenancy” shall be construed in accordance with Article 4(5) of the Rent Order;

“tenancy” includes, except where the context otherwise requires, a statutory tenancy;

“tenant” includes, except where the context otherwise requires, a statutory tenant and also includes a sub-tenant and any person deriving title under the original tenant or sub-tenant.

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