Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1980

Application of Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978, to certain public authorities.

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70.A person who, but for section 4 of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978, or section 16 (2) ( d) or 16 (2) ( e) of that Act, would be entitled to acquire the fee simple of a dwelling-house shall, notwithstanding those provisions, be entitled to acquire that fee simple save where—

( a) in a case to which section 4 of that Act applies—the appropriate State authority, or

( b) in a case to which section 16 (2) ( d) or 16 (2) ( e) of that Act applies—the Minister for Transport,

is satisfied that such acquisition would not be in the public interest and so certifies.

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Appropriate State authority for purposes of section prescribed (2.12.1999) by British-Irish Agreement Act 1999 (1/1999), s. 53(b), S.I. No. 337 of 1999.