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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory Title and commencement (1) This Order may be cited as the Business Tenancies...

    1. Introductory

      1. 1.Title and commencement

      2. 2.Interpretation

    2. Application of the Order

      1. 3.Tenancies to which this Order applies

      2. 4.Tenancies to which this Order does not apply

    3. Continuation, and termination or renewal, of tenancies

      1. 5.Continuation of tenancies to which this Order applies until terminated in accordance with this Order

      2. 6.Termination of tenancy by the landlord

      3. 7.Request by tenant for a new tenancy

      4. 8.Further provisions for the termination of tenancies to which this Order applies

      5. 9.Agreements for future tenancies

    4. Application to the Lands Tribunal

      1. 10.Tenancy application by landlord or tenant

      2. 11.Interim continuation of tenancies pending determination by the Lands Tribunal

      3. 12.Opposition by landlord to new tenancy

      4. 13.Provisions supplemental to Article 12

      5. 14.Consequences where landlord successfully opposes

      6. 15.Power of Lands Tribunal to order the grant of a new tenancy

      7. 16.Property to be comprised in new tenancy

      8. 17.Duration of new tenancy

      9. 18.Rent under new tenancy

      10. 19.Other terms of new tenancy

      11. 20.Carrying out of order for new tenancy

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

      13. 22.Powers of Lands Tribunal where landlord cannot be found or is under a disability

      14. 23.Compensation where order for new tenancy is opposed on certain grounds

    5. Miscellaneous provisions about tenancies

      1. 24.Restrictions on agreements excluding provisions of this Order

      2. 25.Agreements to surrender tenancies

      3. 26.Restrictions on alienation or improvements

    6. Supplemental

      1. 27.Compensation for misrepresentation etc., or landlord's failure to fulfil intentions

      2. 28.Penalties for fraud or the wilful concealment of material facts

      3. 29.Duty of tenants and landlords of business premises to give information to each other

      4. 30.Trusts

      5. 31.Groups of companies

      6. 32.Partnerships

      7. 33.Provisions as to reversions

      8. 34.Provision as to overholding

      9. 35.Mesne landlords

      10. 36.Mortgagees in possession

      11. 37.Determination of tenancies of derelict land

      12. 38.Application of capital money under the Settled Land Acts

      13. 39.Protection of landlords in fiduciary capacities

      14. 40.Provisions as to notices

      15. 41.Service of notices, etc.

      16. 42.Enforcement of orders of Lands Tribunal

      17. 43.The Crown

      18. 44.Transitional provisions and savings, amendments and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Definitions (1) In this Schedule the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them...

        1. Definitions

          1. 1.In this Schedule the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them in relation...

        2. Acts of competent landlords binding on other landlords

          1. 2.(1) Any notice to determine served by the competent landlord under this Order to terminate...

        3. Provisions as to consent of mesne landlord to acts of competent landlord

          1. 3.(1) If the competent landlord, not being the immediate landlord, serves any such notice or...

        4. Consent of superior landlord required for agreements affecting his interest

          1. 4.An agreement between the competent landlord and the tenant made for the purposes of this...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. Interpretation (1) In this Schedule— “the Act of 1964” means the Business Tenancies Act (Northern...

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Schedule— “the Act of 1964” means the Business Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 1964;...

        2. Transitional provisions

          1. 2.Where before the commencement a tenancy was terminated by the fall of a life or...

          2. 3.Where, before the commencement,— (a) the landlord served a notice to determine under section 4...

          3. 4.For the purposes of this Order, a notice served by the tenant under section 6...

          4. 5.For the purposes of Article 23 the qualifying period may include a period beginning before...

          5. 6.Where, before the commencement, an agreement had been made to which subsection (3) of section...

          6. 7.Articles 2.5 and 26 shall apply only to tenancies entered into after the commencement.

          7. 8.Article 27(2) shall not have effect where the tenant quit the holding before the commencement.

          8. 9.Nothing in Article 29 shall apply to a notice under section 23 of the Act...

          9. 10.(1) Notwithstanding the repeal by this Order of the Act of 1964, a claim for...

        3. Savings

          1. 11.Nothing in the Act of 1964 or this Order affects any right that any person...

          2. 12.Nothing in this Order affects the operation of the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 .

    3. Schedule 3—Amendments

    4. Schedule 4—Repeals

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