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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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In this Chapter—

  • “abuse” (“camdriniaeth”) has the meaning given by section 58;

  • “accommodation available for occupation” (“llety sydd ar gael i’w feddiannu”) has the meaning given by section 56;

  • “applicant” (“ceisydd”) has the meaning given by section 62(3) and section 83(3);

  • “associated” (“cysylltiedig”), in relation to a person, has the meaning given by section 58;

  • “assured tenancy” (“tenantiaeth sicr”) and “assured shorthold tenancy” (“tenantiaeth fyrddaliol sicr”) have the meaning given by Part 1 of the Housing Act 1988;

  • “domestic abuse” (“camdriniaeth ddomestig”) has the meaning given by section 58;

  • “eligible for help” (“yn gymwys i gael cymorth”) means not excluded from help under this Chapter by Schedule 2;

  • “enactment” (“deddfiad”) means an enactment (whenever enacted or made) comprised in, or in an instrument made under—

    (a)

    an Act of Parliament,

    (b)

    a Measure or an Act of the National Assembly for Wales;

  • “help to secure” (“cynorthwyo i sicrhau”), in relation to securing that suitable accommodation is available, or does not cease to be available, for occupation, has the meaning given by section 65;

  • “help under this Chapter” (“cynorth o dan y Bennod hon”) means the benefit of any function under sections 66, 68, 73, or 75;

  • “homeless” (“digartref”) has the meaning given by section 55 and “homelessness” (digartrefedd) is to be interpreted accordingly;

  • “intentionally homeless” (“digartref yn fwriadol”) has the meaning given by section 77;

  • “local connection” (“cysylltiad lleol”) has the meaning given by section 81;

  • “local housing authority” (“awdurdod tai lleol”) means—

    (a)

    in relation to Wales, the council of a county or county borough, and

    (b)

    in relation to England, a district council, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London or the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

    but a reference to a “local housing authority” is to be interpreted as a reference to a local housing authority for an area in Wales only, unless this Chapter expressly provides otherwise;

  • “looked after, accommodated or fostered” (“yn derbyn gofal, yn cael ei letya neu’n cael ei faethu”) has the meaning given by section 70(2);

  • “prescribed” (“rhagnodedig”) means prescribed in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers;

  • “priority need for accommodation” (“angen blaenoriaethol am lety”) has the meaning given by section 70;

  • “prison” (“carchar”) has the same meaning as in the Prison Act 1952 (see section 53(1) of that Act);

  • “private landlord” (“landlord preifat”) means a landlord who is not within section 80(1) of the Housing Act 1985 (the landlord condition for secure tenancies);

  • “reasonable to continue to occupy accommodation” (“rhesymol parhau i feddiannu llety”) has the meaning given by section 57;

  • “regular armed forces of the Crown” (“lluoedd arfog rheolaidd y Goron”) means the regular forces as defined by section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006;

  • “restricted person” (“person cyfyngedig”) has the meaning given by section 63(5);

  • “social services authority” (“awdurdod gwasanaethau cymdeithasol”) means—

    (a)

    in relation to Wales, the council of a county or county borough council in the exercise of its social services functions, within the meaning of section 119 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, and

    (b)

    in relation to England, a local authority for the purposes of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, as defined in section 1 of that Act,

    but a reference to a “social services authority” is to be interpreted as a reference to a social services authority for an area in Wales only, unless this Chapter expressly provides otherwise;

  • “threatened with homelessness” (“o dan fygythiad o ddigartrefedd”) has the meaning given by section 55(4);

  • “voluntary organisation” (“corff gwirfoddol”) means a body (other than a public or local authority) whose activities are not carried on for profit.

  • “youth detention accommodation” (“llety cadw ieuenctid”) means—

    (a)

    a secure children’s home;

    (b)

    a secure training centre;

    (c)

    a young offender institution;

    (d)

    accommodation provided, equipped and maintained by the Welsh Ministers under section 82(5) of the Children Act 1989 for the purpose of restricting the liberty of children;

    (e)

    accommodation, or accommodation of a description, for the time being specified by order under section 107(1)(e) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (youth detention accommodation for the purposes of detention and training orders).

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