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Perpetuities Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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9Other restrictions on the perpetuity rule.N.I.

(1)It is hereby declared that the rule against perpetuities does not apply, and never applied, to—

(a)any power to distrain on or to take possession of land or the income thereof given by way of indemnity against a rent, whether charged upon or payable in respect of any part of that land or not; or

(b)any rentcharge created only as an indemnity against another rentcharge, although the indemnity rentcharge may arise or become payable only on breach of a condition or stipulation; or

(c)any power, whether exercisable on breach of a condition or stipulation or not to retain or withhold payment of any instalment of a rentcharge as an indemnity against another rentcharge; or

(d)any grant, exception, or reservation of any right of entry on, or user of, the surface of land or of any easements, rights, or privileges over or under land for the purpose of—

(i)winning, working, inspecting, measuring, converting, manufacturing, carrying away, and disposing of mines and minerals;

(ii)inspecting, grubbing up, felling and carrying away timber and other trees, and the tops and lops thereof;

(iii)executing repairs, alterations, or additions to any adjoining land, or the buildings and erections thereon;

(iv)constructing, laying down, altering, repairing, renewing, cleansing, and maintaining sewers, water-courses, cesspools, gutters, drains, water-pipes, gas-pipes, electric wires or cables or other like works.

(2)Subsection (1) shall apply to instruments coming into operation before or after the passing of this Act.

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