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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 August 2017 at 19:51)
Part 4 Section 77
77   Recognition of certain persons as tenants
(1)  The Tribunal may, on application by a person who is occupying residential premises, make an order recognising the person as a tenant under a residential tenancy agreement or join the person as a party to any proceedings relating to the premises, or both.
(2)  The Tribunal may make an order if:
(a)  the sole tenant under the residential tenancy agreement to which the premises are subject has died, or
(b)  the tenant no longer occupies the premises.
(3)  An order under this section may:
(a)  vest a tenancy over the residential premises in the occupant on such of the terms of the previous residential tenancy agreement as the Tribunal thinks appropriate, having regard to the circumstances of the case, and
(b)  vest the tenancy from a date that is earlier than the order.
(4)  An application for an order under this section may be made at the same time as any other application or during proceedings before the Tribunal or independently of any such other application or proceedings.
(5)  This section does not apply if the landlord is a social housing provider.