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Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 20

LANDLORD AND TENANT

Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

Made

19th January 1999

Coming into operation

8th March 1999

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 33(2) of the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, having complied with the requirements of Article 33(1) of that Order and determined that the rents hereinafter mentioned should be increased, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999, and shall come into operation on 8th March 1999.

Increase of registered rents

2.  The rents registered under Part V of the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 for dwelling-houses which are let under regulated tenancies shall be increased by 4.5 per cent.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

J. McCormick

Assistant Secretary

19th January 1999.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order increases the rents registered with the Department of the Environment under Part V of the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, for dwelling houses which are let under regulated tenancies, by 4.5 per cent from 8th March 1999. Under Article 22(4) of the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 a notice of increase of rent which gives effect to an increase made by virtue of this Order shall not take effect earlier than 4 weeks after the commencement of this Order, i.e., not earlier than 5th April 1999.

A landlord must give a tenant at least 4 weeks notice of the increase in accordance with Article 22(3)(b) of the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

(1)

S.I. 1978/1050 (N.I. 20); See Article 2(2) for the definition of “the Department”

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