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The Property (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Disposal of redemption money lodged with the Registrar: claims thereto

21.—(1) Redemption money permitted to be lodged with the Registrar under Article 14 shall be lodged in accordance with rules and paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(2) Where the Registrar receives a claim from any person that he is entitled to payment of money so lodged, the Registrar shall proceed as follows—

(a)where he is satisfied in accordance with rules that the person is entitled to the payment of the whole of the money so lodged, he shall certify accordingly;

(b)where he is so satisfied that the person is entitled to a proportion of the money so lodged, he shall apportion the money between the person and any other persons appearing to be entitled in so far as it is practicable to make such an apportionment and shall certify accordingly;


(i)he is not so satisfied that the person is so entitled to the payment of money so lodged; or

(ii)he is of the opinion that it is not practicable for him to make a just apportionment,

he shall refuse so to certify.

(3) A person aggrieved by the Registrar’s certificate under paragraph (2), or by his refusal of a certificate, may appeal to the Lands Tribunal and, if the Lands Tribunal is satisfied that the appellant is entitled to payment of such money, whether as to the whole or to a proportion of it, or is not satisfied that the appellant is so entitled, it shall order accordingly.

(4) Rules made for the purposes of paragraph (2) may define circumstances in which the Registrar may be satisfied as mentioned in that paragraph.

(5) On receipt of a certificate of the Registrar, or an order of the Lands Tribunal under paragraph (3), that a person is entitled to payment of money, the Department of Finance and Personnel (“the Department”) shall issue out of the Consolidated Fund such sum as is necessary to provide for the payment so certified or ordered, and shall make such payment.

(6) Where the Department pays any money to a person in pursuance of a certificate under paragraph (2) or an order under paragraph (3), the Department shall pay to him interest upon that money from the date of its transfer to the Consolidated Fund under paragraph (1) until the time of the payment of the money and interest to the person entitled thereto and shall issue out of the Consolidated Fund such sum as is necessary to provide for that interest.

(7) The rate of interest payable under paragraph (6) shall be such rate (or such rates for such periods) as may be determined Department.

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