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Article 41.


The rent officerN.I.

1.—(1) The Department shall appoint a person to act as rent officer for Northern Ireland.N.I.

(2) The Department may appoint such other persons as it considers appropriate to act as deputy rent officers for Northern Ireland.

(3) An appointment under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be made on such terms as the Department may determine.

2.  In addition to the functions conferred on the rent officer under this Order, the rent officer shall exercise such other functions as the Department may, with the agreement of the rent officer, determine.N.I.

Rent assessment committeesN.I.

3.  The Department shall draw up and revise a panel of persons to act as chairmen and other members of rent assessment committees.N.I.

4.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the number of rent assessment committees, the areas for which those committees shall act and the constitution of those committees shall be determined by the Department.N.I.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), each rent assessment committee shall consist of a chairman and one or two other members.

(3) The Department may direct that, when dealing with a case in such circumstances as may be specified in the direction, the chairman sitting alone may, with the consent of the parties, exercise the functions of a rent assessment committee.

Remuneration and support servicesN.I.

5.  There shall be paid to the rent officer and to members of the panel such remuneration and allowances as the Department, with the consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel, may determine.N.I.

6.  The Department may make available to the rent officer and to rent assessment committees such of its officers as it considers necessary.N.I.