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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Tenancies which are protected tenancies

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56.—(1) Article 3 of the Rent Order (protected tenancies) shall be amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph (1) there shall be substituted–

(1) A tenancy of a dwelling-house is a protected tenancy for the purposes of this Order if–

(a)the Rent Restriction Acts applied to the dwelling-house immediately before the commencement of this Order (1st October 1978), and

(b)the dwelling-house was, immediately after that commencement, let under that tenancy as a separate dwelling.

(1A) A tenancy of a dwelling-house is a protected tenancy for the purposes of this Order if–

(a)paragraph (2) applies to the dwelling-house, and

(b)the dwelling-house was, immediately before the commencement of Article 56 of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, let under that tenancy as a separate dwelling..

(3) After paragraph (2A) there shall be inserted–

(2B) A tenancy of a dwelling-house is a protected tenancy for the purposes of this Order if, immediately before the commencement of Article 56 of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, that tenancy was a protected tenancy by virtue of Article 5 of this Order..

(4) After paragraph (3) there shall be inserted–

(3A) For the purposes of this Article, a dwelling-house may be a house or part of a house..

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