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Title and commencementN.I.

1.  This Order may be cited as the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 … Commencement


2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

Definition rep. by 1992 NI 15

  • “repair notice” means notice under Article 41;

  • “statutory provision” has the same meaning as in section 1( f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] ;

  • “unfit for human habitation” shall be construed in accordance with Article 46.

(3) In Chapters II and III of Part III references to a house include a reference to a hut, tent, caravan or other temporary or movable form of shelter which is used for human habitation and has been on substantially the same site or enclosed within the same area for a period of not less than one year.

Paras. (4)‐(5) rep. by 2003 NI 2

[F4Meaning of member of a person's familyN.I.

2A.(1) For the purposes of this Order a person is a member of another's family if—

(a)he is the spouse[F5 or civil partner] of that person, or he and that person live together as husband and wife[F5 or as if they were civil partners], or

(b)he is that person's parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, or sister.

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(b)—

(a)a relationship by marriage[F5 or civil partnership] shall be treated as a relationship by blood,

(b)a relationship of the half-blood shall be treated as a relationship of the whole blood, and

(c)the stepchild of a person shall be treated as his child.]