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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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IntroductoryN.I.

Interpretation: Chapter IIIN.I.

39.  In this Chapter–

appropriate rent” means an appropriate rent for a rental period;

the appropriate standard of fitness” shall be construed in accordance with Article 40(3);

controlled tenancy” has the meaning given in Article 40(4);

the register of rents” means the register established under Article 46;

registered rent”, in relation to a controlled tenancy of a dwelling-house, means the rent entered in the register of rents as an appropriate rent under that tenancy;

rent assessment committee” means a committee constituted under Schedule 1;

the rent limit” means the rent limit under Article 48;

rental period” means a period in respect of which a payment of rent falls to be made.

Tenancies subject to rent controlN.I.

40.—(1) A tenancy of a dwelling-house is subject to rent control if the tenancy is for the time being a protected tenancy or a statutory tenancy.

(2) A tenancy of a dwelling-house is subject to rent control if–

(a)the tenancy–

(i)is not a protected tenancy or a statutory tenancy, but

(ii)is a private tenancy granted on or after the commencement of this Order; and

(b)the dwelling-house–

(i)was constructed before 6th November 1956 or was provided by conversion of a building that was constructed before that date, and

(ii)does not meet the appropriate standard of fitness.

(3) A dwelling-house does not meet the appropriate standard of fitness unless–

(a)it is a prescribed dwelling-house, or

(b)a certificate of fitness is in effect in respect of it.

(4) A tenancy which is subject to rent control is referred to in this Chapter as a “controlled tenancy”.

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