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The Property (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Correction of counter-notice where money cannot he paid in accordance with it

10.—(1) Where—

(a)the redemption money cannot, or cannot conveniently, be paid in accordance with the counter-notice, by reason of the absence, incapacity or death of a person named in the counter-notice as the person to whom the redemption money is to be paid or for any other sufficient reason; and

(b)a notice purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the rent-owner stating that reason and giving other directions for the payment of the redemption money is served on the rent-payer before the redemption date,

the notice mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) is, for the purposes of this Order, deemed to form part of the counter-notice.

(2) In paragraph (1) “death” includes, in relation to a body corporate or unincorporate, dissolution.

(3) Where redemption money is payable by instalments, references in paragraph (1) to the redemption money include references to any instalment (including future instalments), and the reference in sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph to the redemption date includes, in relation to any instalment (and also in relation to any future instalment, so long as the notice is not superseded by a subsequent notice under that sub-paragraph), a reference to the date on which that instalment will fall due.

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