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Business Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. Tenancies to which Part I applies

      1. 1.Tenancies to which this Part applies.

      2. 2.Tenancies to which this Part does not apply.

    2. Continuation of tenancies

      1. 3.Continuation of tenancies to which this Part applies until terminated in accordance with this Part.

      2. 4.Termination of tenancy by the landlord.

      3. 5.Request by tenant for a new tenancy.

      4. 6.Further provisions for the termination of tenancies to which this Part applies.

      5. 7.Agreements for future tenancies.

    3. Application to the Lands Tribunal for new tenancies

      1. 8.Application to Lands Tribunal for new tenancies.

      2. 9.Interim continuation of tenancies pending determination by the Lands Tribunal.

      3. 10.Opposition by landlord to application for new tenancy.

      4. 11.Dismissal of application for new tenancy where landlord successfully opposes.

      5. 12.Powers of Lands Tribunal to grant a new tenancy on application.

      6. 13.Property to be comprised in new tenancy.

      7. 14.Duration of new tenancy.

      8. 15.Rent under new tenancy.

      9. 16.Other terms of new tenancy.

      10. 17.Carrying out of order for new tenancy.

      11. 18.Powers of Lands Tribunal where landlord cannot be found or is under a disability.

      12. 19.Compensation where order for new tenancy is precluded on certain grounds.

      13. 20.Restriction on agreements excluding provisions of Part I.

      14. 21.Compensation for misrepresentation, etc., or landlord's failure to fulfil intentions.

      15. 22.Penalties for fraud or the wilful concealment of material facts.

    4. General and supplementary provisions

      1. 23.Duty of tenants and landlords of business premises to give information to each other.

      2. 24.Trusts.

      3. 25.Groups of companies.

      4. 26.Provisions as to reversions.

      5. 27.Provision as to overholding.

      6. 28.Meaning of “the landlord” in Part I and provisions as to mesne landlords.

      7. 29.Interpretation of Part I.


    1. 30.Right of tenant to compensation for improvements.

    2. 31.Time for the service of claims for compensation for improvements.

    3. 32.Right of mesne landlords to compensation for improvements.

    4. 33.Measure of compensation for improvements.

    5. 34.Notices in relation to the making of an improvement.

    6. 35.Execution of improvement in absence of objection.

    7. 36.Rights of parties on service of notice of objection.

    8. 37.Rights of parties on service of notice of undertaking.

    9. 38.Improvements made in pursuance of a statutory obligation.

    10. 39.Restrictions on right to compensation for improvements.

    11. 40.Improvement certificates.

    12. 41.Right to make deductions.

    13. 42.Restriction on agreements excluding provisions of Part II.

    14. 43.Right of entry.

    15. 44.Extension of times limited by this Part.

    16. 45.Meaning of “landlord” for the purposes of Part II.

    17. 46.Interpretation of Part II.


    1. 47.Mortgagees in possession.

    2. 48.Determination of tenancies of derelict land.

    3. 49.Application of capital money under the Settled Land Acts.

    4. 50.Protection of landlords in fiduciary capacities.

    5. 51.Provisions as to notices.

    6. 52.Service of notices.

    7. 53.Application and adaptations of certain enactments.

    8. S. 54 rep. by SLR 1973

    9. 55.Interpretation.

    10. 56.Short title and transitional provisions.


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Definitions In this Schedule the following expressions have the meanings hereby...

        1. Definitions

          1. 1.In this Schedule the following expressions have the meanings hereby...

        2. Acts of competent landlords binding on other landlords

          1. 2.(1) Any notice to determine served by the competent landlord...

        3. Provisions as to consent of mesne landlord to acts of competent landlord

          1. 3.(1) If the competent landlord, not being the immediate landlord,...

        4. Consent of superior landlord required for agreements affecting his interest

          1. 4.An agreement between the competent landlord and the tenant made...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. Para. 1 rep. by SLR 1976

      2. 2.Where before the commencement of this Act a tenancy was...

      3. 3.Where a tenancy terminated before the commencement of this Act...

      4. 4.For the purposes of section 5 and section 23(2) a...

      5. 5.(1) A tenant under a tenancy which was current at...

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