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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Service of notices on landlord’s agents

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66.—(1) Any document required or authorised by this Order to be served on a landlord of a dwelling-house shall be deemed to be duly served on him if it is served–

(a)on any agent of the landlord named as such in the rent book; or

(b)on the person who receives the rent of the dwelling-house.

(2) If–

(a)the tenant under a private tenancy of a dwelling-house, or

(b)a district council for the purposes of enabling it to perform any of its functions under this Order,

serves upon any such agent or other person as is referred to in paragraph (1) a notice in writing requiring the agent or other person to disclose to him the full name and place of abode or place of business of the landlord, that agent or other person shall forthwith comply with the notice.

(3) If any such agent or other person as is referred to in paragraph (1) fails or refuses forthwith to comply with a notice served on him under that paragraph, he shall be guilty of an offence under this Order, unless he shows to the satisfaction of the court that he did not know, and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained, such of the facts required by the notice to be disclosed as were not disclosed by him.

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