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The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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11.—(1) In this Schedule the following words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1), namely—


(b)the landlord;

(c)protected tenancy;

(d)Rent Restriction Acts;

(e)statutory tenancy.

(2) In this Schedule—

  • “divorce county court” has the meaning assigned to it by the principal Order;

  • “secure tenancy” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 25 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(2).

(3) In this Schedule “spouse” includes a party to a void or voidable marriage and the reference in paragraph 7 to remarriage includes a reference to a marriage which is by law void or voidable.

(4) References in this Schedule to a spouse being entitled to occupy a dwelling-house by virtue of a protected, statutory or secure tenancy apply whether that entitlement is in his or her own right, or jointly with the other spouse.

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