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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “private tenancy”

  3. PART II OBLIGATIONS OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

    1. Particulars relating to the tenancy, etc.

      1. 4.Tenant to be given notice regarding certain matters

      2. 5.Tenant to be provided with a rent book

    2. Repair and maintenance

      1. 6.Application of Articles 7 to 11

      2. 7.Landlord’s duties to repair

      3. 8.Care of premises by tenant

      4. 9.Landlord’s obligations under private tenancy of parts of building

      5. 10.General qualifications on landlord’s duties

      6. 11.Standard of repair and knowledge of disrepair

    3. Inspection, etc. of premises

      1. 12.Entry and inspection of premises

    4. Duration of private tenancies

      1. 13.Tenancies to be for a term certain

      2. 14.Length of notice to quit

  4. PART III UNFITNESS AND DISREPAIR

    1. Introductory

      1. 15.Interpretation: Part III

      2. 16.Application of this Part

      3. 17.Determining fitness for human habitation

    2. Notices

      1. 18.Notice of unfitness

      2. 19.Notice of disrepair

      3. 20.Matters to be taken into consideration by appropriate district council

      4. 21.Consultation with the Executive

      5. 22.Appeal against notice of unfitness or notice of disrepair

      6. 23.Operative date of notice of unfitness or notice of disrepair

    3. Enforcement

      1. 24.Offence of failing to comply with notice of unfitness or notice of disrepair

      2. 25.Enforcement of notice of unfitness or notice of disrepair

      3. 26.Power to require payment for enforcement action

      4. 27.Power to enter dwelling-houses

      5. 28.Obstruction

    4. Repairs grants

      1. 29.Repairs grants

  5. PART IV CERTIFICATES OF FITNESS AND RENT CONTROL

    1. CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY

      1. 30.Interpretation: Part IV

      2. 31.Meaning of “prescribed dwelling-house”

    2. CHAPTER II CERTIFICATES OF FITNESS

      1. 32.Interpretation: Chapter II

      2. 33.Landlord’s application to have dwelling-house inspected

      3. 34.Landlord’s application: ancillary provisions

      4. 35.Tenant’s application to have dwelling-house inspected

      5. 36.Functions of the appropriate district council

      6. 37.Appeal to county court

      7. 38.Cessation of certificate of fitness

    3. CHAPTER III TENANCIES SUBJECT TO RENT CONTROL

      1. Introductory

        1. 39.Interpretation: Chapter III

        2. 40.Tenancies subject to rent control

      2. Functions of the rent officer and rent assessment committees

        1. 41.The rent officer and rent assessment committees

        2. 42.Determination of an appropriate rent

        3. 43.Procedure after determination

        4. 44.Consideration by a rent assessment committee

        5. 45.Change of circumstances

      3. The register of rents

        1. 46.The register of rents

        2. 47.Removal of tenancies from the register of rents

      4. The rent limit

        1. 48.The rent limit

        2. 49.Increase of rent

        3. 50.Rent in excess of rent limit to be irrecoverable by landlord

        4. 51.Recoupment of sums paid in excess of rent limit

        5. 52.Recoupment where landlord in default

        6. 53.Recoupment of rates, etc. from tenants

        7. 54.Amounts attributable to services

      5. Rent review

        1. 55.Review of registered rents

  6. PART V AMENDMENTS OF THE RENT ORDER

    1. 56.Tenancies which are protected tenancies

    2. 57.No further protected tenancies

    3. 58.Premises with a business use

    4. 59.Assignment and sub-letting

    5. 60.Unlawful eviction, etc.

    6. 61.Restriction of statutory tenancy by succession

  7. PART VI MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Directions and guidance

      1. 62.Provision of directions and guidance to district councils

    2. Information

      1. 63.Publication of information to assist landlords and tenants

      2. 64.Collection of information about tenancies

      3. 65.Information as to ownership of dwelling-houses

    3. Notices, etc.

      1. 66.Service of notices on landlord’s agents

      2. 67.Method of serving certain documents

    4. Offences

      1. 68.Prosecution of offences

    5. General

      1. 69.Defective premises

      2. 70.Prohibition of agreements excluding Order

      3. 71.Application to Crown property

    6. Supplemental

      1. 72.Regulations

      2. 73.Further provision

      3. 74.Minor and consequential amendments

      4. 75.Repeals

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      The rent officer and rent assessment committees

    2. Schedule 2

      Consideration of determinations by rent assessment committees

    3. Schedule 3

      Calculation of amount of rates

    4. Schedule 4

      Minor and consequential amendments

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

  10. Explanatory Note

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