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16 In this Act—
“complaint” shall be construed in accordance with section 1;
“complainant” has the meaning given by section 1(5);
“the compliance period”, in relation to a remedial notice, has the meaning given by section 5(6);
“the council” has the meaning given by section 1(5);
“the Department” means the Department of the Environment;
“domestic property” has the meaning given by section 1(6);
“high hedge” has the meaning given by section 2;
“the neighbouring land” has the meaning given by section 1(5);
“occupier”, in relation to any land, means a person entitled to possession of the land by virtue of an estate in it;
“the operative date”, in relation to a remedial notice, shall be construed in accordance with sections 5(5) and 8(5) and (6);
“owner”, in relation to any land, means a person (other than a mortgagee not in possession) who, whether in that person's own right or as trustee for any other person—
is entitled to receive the rack rent of the land, or
where the land is not let at a rack rent, would be so entitled if it were so let;
“preventative action” has the meaning given by section 5(9);
“remedial notice” shall be construed in accordance with section 5(1);
“remedial action” has the meaning given by section 5(9);
“the Valuation Tribunal” means the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal, established by Article 36A of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (NI 28).
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