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The Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Compensation for landlord where tenant withdraws, etc., application or rejects new tenancy

21.—(1) Where a tenant has made a tenancy application and—

(a)the tenant withdraws, or fails to pursue, the application before the Lands Tribunal comes to a decision on it; or

(b)the tenant, after the making of an order for the grant of a new tenancy, applies to the Lands Tribunal under Article 20(2) for the revocation of the order and the order is revoked,

the landlord may apply to the Lands Tribunal for an order that the tenant pay the landlord such sum as appears sufficient as compensation for damage or loss sustained by the landlord as the result of the tenant’s action or inaction referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b).

(2) A sum ordered to be paid under paragraph (1) may include an increase of rent for any period for which the current tenancy is ordered to continue under Article 20(2), and paragraphs (3) and (4) of Article 11 shall apply to such an increase as they apply to a variation of rent by way of increase under that Article.

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