Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1980

Premises provided by local authorities.

[New in pt. cf. 1931, s. 3; see 1966, No. 21, s. 118 (1)]


6.Where premises were or are provided or deemed to be provided by a housing authority under the Housing Act, 1966, the following provisions shall, unless the premises are let for the purpose of carrying on, in all or part thereof, a business, have effect—

(a) if the premises are held by the housing authority in fee simple, this Act shall not apply to the premises;

(b) if the premises are held by the housing authority under a lease or other contract of tenancy express or implied or arising by statute, the housing authority shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be the tenant of the premises and to be in exclusive occupation thereof.


Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section extended (1.09.1992) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), s. 32, S.I. No. 223 of 1992.

Extension of application of section 6 of Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act, 1980.

32.—The provisions of section 6 of the Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act, 1980, shall apply in respect of—

(a) a house leased under a shared ownership lease, and

(b) housing accommodation provided after the commencement of this section for letting by a body standing approved of for the purposes of section 6,

as if the person granting the lease or the approved body, as the case may be, were a housing authority and the house or the housing accommodation were premises provided by the authority.