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Explanatory Memorandum to Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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7.The Order is divided into 6 parts. Part 1 sets out the title and commencement information and includes general interpretation provisions. Part II describes the obligations of landlords and tenants in relation to rent books, repairs and other matters. Part III sets out the new provisions relating to unfitness and disrepair including the powers which will be provided to district councils in relation to enforcement. Part IV, which has 3 chapters, sets out the provisions in relation to fitness inspections and rent control. Part V makes a number of amendments to the Rent Order in relation to security of tenure and the assignment of tenancies. Part VI sets out a number of miscellaneous provisions relating to landlords’ liability for defective premises, the service of notices and powers of district councils to require information on ownership.

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