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The Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Article 44 and 72(3)

SCHEDULE 2CONSIDERATION OF DETERMINATIONS BY RENT ASSESSMENT COMMITTEES

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1.—(1) For the purposes of considering whether a rent determined under Article 42 is an appropriate rent in relation to a tenancy of a dwelling-house, a rent assessment committee–

(a)may by notice in the prescribed form served on the landlord or the tenant require him to give to the committee, within such period of not less than 14 days from the service of the notice as may be specified in the notice, such information as it may reasonably require; and

(b)shall serve on the landlord and on the tenant a notice specifying a period of not less than 14 days from the service of the notice during which either representations in writing or a request to make oral representations may be made by him to the committee.

(2) If any person fails without reasonable cause to comply with any notice served on him under sub-paragraph (1)(a), he shall be guilty of an offence under this Order.

2.  Where, within the period specified in paragraph 1(1)(b), or such further period as the committee may allow, the landlord or the tenant requests to make oral representations the committee shall give him an opportunity to be heard either in person or by a person authorised by him in that behalf, whether or not that person is of counsel or a solicitor.

3.—(1) The rent officer shall submit to the rent assessment committee–

(a)a statement of rent determined under Article 42 in relation to the tenancy of the dwelling-house, and

(b)such other information relating to the tenancy and the dwelling-house as may be prescribed.

(2) The committee shall afford to the rent officer an opportunity to make oral or written representations.

4.  The committee shall make such inquiry (if any) as it thinks fit and consider any information supplied or representation made to it in pursuance of paragraph 1, 2 or 3.

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