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The Rent Book Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Rent Book Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 1st June 2004.

(2) In these Regulations –

the Order” means the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;

“protected shorthold tenancy” shall be construed in accordance with Article 92 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(1);

“uncontrolled tenancy” means a tenancy which is a private tenancy but which is neither a regulated tenancy nor a restricted tenancy;

“rent book” means a rent book provided in pursuance of Article 38(1) of the Order, and which is a written record of rent and other payments made in respect of a tenancy and a written statement of the main terms of the tenancy.

Particulars to be contained in rent books

2.  A rent book shall contain the following particulars and information:

(a)the address of the premises;

(b)the name of the tenant;

(c)the name, address and telephone number of the landlord;

(d)the name, address and telephone number of the landlord’s agent (if any) and a description of the services provided on behalf of the landlord;

(e)the rent payable and the period covered by each payment;

(f)the Net Annual Value of the dwelling;

(g)the rates payable by the tenant, in addition to rent, and the period covered by each payment;

(h)the amount and purpose of any deposit payable (if applicable) and the conditions under which it will be repaid;

(i)the amount and description of any other payment which the tenant is required to make in addition to rent and rates (for example, in respect of heating);

(j)the tenancy commencement date;

(k)the duration of the tenancy and the notice of termination which must be given by the landlord and tenant (which must be no less than 4 weeks);

(l)the repairing obligations of both landlord and tenant;

(m)the information referred to in regulation 3.

Information required by regulation 2

3.  The information referred to in regulation 2(m) is:

(a)in the case of all private tenancies, as set out in Part I of the Schedule;

(b)in the case of premises let under a restricted tenancy, as set out in Part II of the Schedule;

(c)in the case of premises let under a regulated tenancy, as set out in Part III of the Schedule;

(d)in the case of premises let under a protected shorthold tenancy, as set out in Part IV of the Schedule;

(e)in the case of premises let under an uncontrolled tenancy, as set out in Part V of the Schedule.

Revocation

4.  The Rent Book Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1983(2) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 26th April 2004.

L.S.

D. M. Crothers

A senior officer of the

Department for Social Development

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