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The Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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33.—(1) Where by virtue of any provision of this Order a tenancy ( “the inferior tenancy”) is continued for a period such as to extend to or beyond the end of a superior tenancy, the superior tenancy shall, for the purposes of this Order and of any other statutory provision and of any rule of law, be deemed so long as it subsists to be an estate in reversion expectant upon the termination of the inferior tenancy, and if there is no intermediate tenancy, to be the estate in reversion immediately expectant upon the termination thereof.

(2) In the case of a tenancy continuing by virtue of any provision of this Order after the coming to an end of the estate of the immediate landlord, the person then having the reversion immediately expectant upon the coming to an end of that estate shall, from such coming to an end and so long as his term subsists, be deemed, to the extent and for the purpose of preserving the incidents to and obligations on the said estate which would have subsisted if that estate had not come to an end, to be the immediate landlord in relation to the tenancy so continued (and similarly where that person's estate comes to an end in similar circumstances).

(3) Where by virtue of any provision of this Order a tenancy ( “the continuing tenancy”) is continued beyond the beginning of a reversionary tenancy which was granted so as to begin on or after the date on which but for this Order the continuing tenancy would have come to an end, the reversionary tenancy shall have effect as if it had been granted subject to the continuing tenancy.

(4) Where by virtue of any provision of this Order a tenancy ( “the new tenancy”) is granted for a period beginning on the same date as a reversionary tenancy or for a period such as to extend beyond the beginning of the term of a reversionary tenancy, the reversionary tenancy shall have effect as if it had been granted subject to the new tenancy.

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