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Business Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

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

(1)In this Part the expression “the landlord” , in relation to a tenancy (in this section referred to as “the relevant tenancy” ) means the person (whether or not he is the immediate landlord) who is the owner of that estate in the property comprised in the relevant tenancy which for the time being fulfils the following conditions, that is to say:—

(a)that it is an estate in reversion expectant (whether immediately or not) on the termination of the relevant tenancy; and

(b)that it is either the fee simple or a tenancy which will not come to an end within fourteen months or less by effluxion of time or by virtue of a notice already served being a notice served in relation to that tenancy by the immediate landlord or tenant thereof in accordance with the terms of that tenancy or a notice to determine as defined in section 3 or a notice under section 5 requesting a new tenancy;

and is not itself in reversion expectant (whether immediately or not) on an estate which fulfils these conditions.

(2)The provisions of Schedule 1 shall have effect for the purposes of the application of this Part to cases where there are several persons standing in the relation to each other of landlord and tenant.

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