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The Housing (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 241 (C.16)

Housing

The Housing (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Made

24th June 2011

The Department for Social Development makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 25 of the Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(1).

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Housing (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011.

(2) In this Order “the 2011 Act” means the Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Appointed days

2.—(1) 30th June 2011 is the day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the 2011 Act specified in Schedule 1.

(2) 1st September 2011 is the day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the 2011 Act specified in Schedule 2.

Signed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 24 June 2011.

Legal seal

Jim Wilkinson

A senior officer of the Department of Social Development

Article 2(1)

SCHEDULE 1Provisions coming into operation on 30th June 2011

Provisions of the 2011 ActSubject Matter
Section 3Length of notice to quit
Section 4Power of entry to inspect dwelling house
Section 5Power to modify Articles 42 to 45
Section 6Disclosure of information
Section 8Fixed penalty for certain offences
Section 10Houses in multiple occupation: evidence of family relationship
Section 11Houses in multiple occupation: increase in fine for failure to register
Section 14Possession orders: conduct causing nuisance or annoyance
Section 15Abandoned tenancies
Section 17Abolition of rent surplus fund
Section 18Service of documents
Section 19Functions of Executive in relation to energy brokering
Section 20Functions of Executive in relation to community safety
Section 21Power of Executive to enter into arrangements
Section 22Indemnification of members and officers of Executive
Section 23Functions of district councils in relation to energy efficiency
Section 24Repeals

Article 2(2)

SCHEDULE 2Provisions coming into operation on 1st September 2011

Provisions of the 2011 ActSubject Matter
Section 12Withholding of consent to mutual exchange of secure tenancies
Section 13Disclosure of information
Section 16Duty to persons found to be homeless

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

This Order brings sections 3 to 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 17 to 24 of the Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (“the Act”) into operation on 30th June 2011 and brings sections 12, 13 and 16 of the Act into operation on 1st September 2011.

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