The Property (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1997/1179/contents

Introductory Text

PART I INTRODUCTORY

1.Title and commencement
2.General interpretation
3.Interpretation: “ground rent”
4.Interpretation: “dwelling-house”

PART II GROUND RENTS AND CERTAIN OTHER PAYMENTS

The redemption of ground rents
Arts. 5‐27 rep. by 2001 c. 5 (NI)

Prohibition of transactions giving rise to, or to increases in, ground rents

28.Fee farm grants
29.Rentcharges
30.Long leases of dwelling-houses
31.Avoidance of provisions for increase or review of ground rent

Supplementary
Arts. 32, 33 rep. by 2001 c. 5 (NI)

PART III FREEHOLD COVENANTS AND CERTAIN LEASES

Freehold covenants
34.Running of freehold covenants

Leases

35.Enlargement of leasehold estate subject to no rent
35A.Redemption of nominal ground rent
36.Perpetually renewable leases
37.Leases for lives, etc.
38.Repeal of statutory provisions relating to agricultural tenancies

PART IV PROVISIONS SUPPLEMENTARY TO PARTS II AND III

39.Avoidance of certain agreements and powers
40.Mental patients
41.Service of documents
42.Disputes
43.Offences
44.Civil remedy for misstatement
45.Enforcement of covenants
46.Fees and rules
47.Application to the Crown

PART V MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

Co-ownership

48.Enforcement of charge on estate of co-owner
49.Power of court under Partition Acts
50.Severance of joint tenancy by charge

Application of Act of 1971 to the National Trust
51.Amendment of Act of 1971 as to National Trust

Compensation for compulsory acquisition
52.Compensation for compulsory acquisition: land subject to tenancy

General
Art. 53—Amendments and repeals

SCHEDULES

Schedule 1 rep. by 2001 c. 5 (NI)

SCHEDULE 2
CONSEQUENCES OF CONVERSION OF PERPETUALLY RENEWABLE LEASES

Continuance of certain provisions of lease or sublease (1) The estate in fee simple which comes into existence...

Continuance of certain provisions of lease or sublease
1.(1) The estate in fee simple which comes into existence...

Rights and equities
2.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule (and, in...

Wills
3.(1) Any provision of a will in respect of the...

Sub-leases not perpetually renewable
4.Sub-leases not coming within Article 36(5) continue to have effect,...

Implied covenants
5.The fee simple is subject to— (a) an implied covenant...

Liability of original owner of the fee simple.
6.(1) The person who becomes the owner of the fee...

Adjustment of rent to compensate for loss of fines

7.(1) Where, under the lease, any fine was payable by...
8.(1) Where— (a) the owner of the fee simple and...

Powers of trustees
9.(1) A power authorising a trustee or other person to...

Interpretation
10.In this Schedule references to the former lessor are to...

SCHEDULE 3
CONVERSION OF LEASES FOR LIVES, ETC., AND OF CERTAIN AGREEMENTS FOR SUCH LEASES

1.Where the lease, or the lease provided for in the...
2.Where, in any entry in the second column of the...
3.Any provision of a will in respect of the estate...

Schedule 4—Amendments

Schedule 5—Repeals
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