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Compensation for compulsory acquisition: land subject to tenancyN.I.

52.—(1) Article 6 of the [1982 NI 9.] Land Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (rules for assessing compensation) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2) for sub-paragraph (d) (no account to be taken of certain matters in assessing compensation for compulsory acquisition where land subject to tenancy) substitute—

(d)in a case where on the date on which the vesting order is made the land is subject to a tenancy, of any increase or diminution in the value of the land which is attributable to, or to the prospect of, the tenant giving up possession in consequence of being provided with other accommodation under Article 40(1)(a) of the 1973 Order (duty to rehouse residential occupiers where land acquired by authority possessing compulsory acquisition powers); .

(3) For paragraph (3) (interpretation) substitute—

(3) In this Article—

(a)“development” in paragraph (2)(b) and (c) includes any building operations or rebuilding operations and any use of the land or any building on the land for a purpose which is different from the purpose for which the land or building was last being used;

(b)the reference in paragraph (2)(d) to land being subject to a tenancy on the date on which the vesting order is made includes a reference to land which would have been subject to a tenancy on that date if the tenant had not given up occupation of a dwelling as mentioned in Article 30(3) of the 1973 Order (deemed displacement in consequence of compulsory acquisition of interest in dwelling where, in certain circumstances, person displaced gives up occupation by arrangement); and

(c)“the 1973 Order” in paragraph (2)(d) and this paragraph means the Land Acquisition and Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1973. .

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