508.Section 243 sets out the meaning of ‘local authority’ and definitions relating to other kinds of authorities referenced in the Act.
509.Section 244 sets out the meanings of ‘landlord’, ‘lodger’ and ‘permitted occupier’.
510.Section 245 defines ‘occupation date’ as the date on which a contract-holder may begin occupying the dwelling subject to the contract.
511.Section 246 defines ‘dwelling’.
512.Section 247 defines ‘variation’, in relation to the variation of terms of occupation contracts. It includes adding or removing a term of a contract, as well as changing an existing term.
513.Section 248 defines ‘the court’.
514.Section 249 defines ‘lease’, ‘tenancy’ and related expressions.
515.Section 250 sets out when a person is to be treated as a member of another’s family.
516.Section 251 defines ‘family property order’.
517.Section 252 provides definitions of other minor terms used in the Act.
518.Section 253 contains an index which sets out the various terms used and defined in the Act in alphabetical order, together with the section in which they are defined or explained.
519.Section 254 provides that the Act applies to the Crown.
520.Section 255 provides a power to make supplemental, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory and saving provision in order to give full effect to the Act, or in consequence of any provision in the Act.
521.Section 256 makes provision about the making of regulations under the Act.
522.Section 257 provides for the commencement of the Act.
523.Section 258 gives the short title of the Act.