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The Disability Discrimination (Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Lessor withholding consent reasonably

13.—(1) For purposes of section 16 of and Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Act a lessor is to be taken to have acted reasonably in withholding his consent where—

(a)there is a binding obligation requiring the consent of any person to the alteration;

(b)he has taken steps to seek that consent; and

(c)that consent has not been given or has been given subject to a condition making it reasonable for him to withhold his consent.

(2) For the purposes of section 16 of and Part I of Schedule 4 to the Act a lessor is to be taken to have acted reasonably in withholding his consent where—

(a)he is bound by an agreement which allows him to consent to the alteration in question subject to a condition that he makes a payment; and

(b)that condition does not permit the lessor to make his own consent subject to a condition that the occupier reimburse him the payment.

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