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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 255

Landlord And Tenant

The Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

24th June 2016

Coming into operation

1st August 2016

The Department for Communities, makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 55(5) and (6) of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006(1).

The Department has accepted the recommendation of the Rent Officer made under Article 55(4) of that Order that the rents referred to in Article 55(1) of that Order should be increased.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 1st August 2016.

Increase of registered rents

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) the rents registered under Part IV of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 during the period beginning on 2nd April 2007 and ending on 3rd April 2016 shall be increased by 1.3 percent.

(2) Article 2(1) shall not apply to a rent entered on the Register of Rents unless a certificate of fitness is in effect except where such a certificate is not required.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Communities on 24th June 2016

(L.S.)

Jim Wilkinson

A senior officer of the Department for Communities

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

This Order increases the rents registered with the rent officer for Northern Ireland under Part IV of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 during the period beginning on 2nd April 2007 and ending on 3rd April 2016 by 1.3 percent.

A landlord must give a tenant at least 4 weeks’ notice of the increase in accordance with Article 49 of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.