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(1)In this Part—
“house” means, subject to subsection (2), a building or part of a building occupied or intended to be occupied as a dwelling;
“landlord”, in relation to an occupancy arrangement, means the person who under the arrangement permits another to occupy the building or, as the case may be, the part of the building;
“occupancy arrangement” means any arrangement under which a person having the lawful right to occupy a house permits another, by way of contract or otherwise, to occupy the house or, as the case may be, part of it; but does not include a lease;
“registered”, in relation to a relevant person and a local authority, means entered by virtue of section 84(2)(a) in the register maintained by the authority under section 82(1); and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;
“relevant person” has the meaning given by section 83(8);
“unconnected person” has the meaning given by section 83(8); and
“use as a dwelling” shall be construed in accordance with section 83(6).
(2)If two or more dwellings within a building share the same toilet, washing or cooking facilities, then those dwellings shall be deemed to be a single house for the purposes of this Part.
(3)For the purposes of this Part, any reference to a person’s being a member of another’s family shall be construed in accordance with section 108(1) and (2) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10).
(4)For the purposes of this Part, a person engages in antisocial behaviour if the person—
(a)acts in a manner that causes or is likely to cause alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance; or
(b)pursues a course of conduct that causes or is likely to cause alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance,
to a person residing in, visiting or otherwise engaging in lawful activity at, or in the locality of, a house; and “antisocial behaviour” shall be construed accordingly.
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