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The Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Consequences where landlord successfully opposes

14.—(1) The Lands Tribunal shall make an order that the tenant is not entitled to a new tenancy where the landlord makes a tenancy application or opposes a tenancy application by the tenant on grounds on which he is entitled to make his application or oppose the tenant’s application in accordance with Articles 12 and 13 and establishes any of those grounds to the satisfaction of the Lands Tribunal.

(2) Where the landlord makes or opposes a tenancy application on one or more of the grounds specified in paragraphs (d), (e) and (f) of Article 12(1) but fails to establish any of those grounds to the satisfaction of the Lands Tribunal, the Lands Tribunal, if it would have been satisfied as to any of those grounds had the date of termination specified in the landlord’s notice to determine or, as the case may be, the date specified in the tenant’s request for a new tenancy as the date from which the new tenancy is to begin, been such later date as the Lands Tribunal may determine, being a date not more than one year later than the date so specified,—

(a)shall make an order containing a declaration to that effect, stating on which of the said grounds it would have been satisfied as aforesaid and specifying the later date determined by the Lands Tribunal as aforesaid, but shall not make an order for the grant of a new tenancy; and

(b)if, within 14 days after the making of the declaration, the tenant so requires, shall make an order substituting that later date for the date specified in the said landlord’s notice to determine or the tenant’s request, and thereupon that notice or request shall have effect accordingly.

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