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The Housing Benefit (Information from Landlords and Agents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Information from Landlords and Agents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 3rd November 1997.

(2) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1);

“the notice” means the notice prescribed in regulation 3(1)(b);

“relevant information” means such information as is prescribed in regulation 4;

“the requirer” means a person within regulation 2, who requires information pursuant to that regulation;

“the section” means section 119A of the Act and references to a subsection are to a subsection of the section;

“the supplier” means an appropriate person who is required, pursuant to regulations 2 and 3, to supply relevant information and any person who is not so required is not, for the purposes of supplying information pursuant to the section and these Regulations, an appropriate person,and other expressions used both in these Regulations and in the Housing Benefit Regulations shall have the same meanings in these Regulations as they have in the Housing Benefit Regulations.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

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