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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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4.—(1) Where a spouse is entitled to occupy the dwelling-house by virtue of a statutory tenancy, the court may by order direct that, as from such date as may be specified in the order, that spouse shall cease to be entitled to occupy the dwelling-house and that the other spouse shall be deemed to be the tenant or, as the case may be, the sole tenant under that statutory tenancy.

(2) The question whether the provisions of paragraphs 1 to 4, or, as the case may be, paragraphs 6 to 9 of Schedule 1 to the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1) as to the succession by the widow or widower of a deceased tenant, or by a member of the deceased tenant’s family, to the statutory tenancy are capable of having effect in the event of the death of the person deemed by an order under this paragraph to be the tenant or sole tenant under the statutory tenancy shall be determined according as those provisions or the corresponding provisions of the Rent Restriction Acts have or have not already had effect in relation to the statutory tenancy.

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