24.  The statutory provisions set out in the Schedule are repealed to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.


25.—(1) Except as provided by subsection (2), the preceding sections of this Act (and the Schedule) come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.

(2) Sections 2, 7 and 9 come into operation on Royal Assent.

(3) An order under subsection (1) may contain such transitional or saving provisions as the Department thinks appropriate.


26.  In this Act—

“the Department” means the Department for Social Development;

“the Executive” means the Northern Ireland Housing Executive;

“the Private Tenancies Order” means the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (NI 10).

Short title

27.  This Act may be cited as the Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.