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Housing Act 1964

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91Interpretation and construction of Part IV

(1)In this Part of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.—

  • " dispossessed proprietor " has the meaning given by section 78(6) of this Act;

  • " establishment charges " means, in relation to any expenditure incurred by a local authority, the proper addition to be made to that expenditure to take account of overhead expenditure incurred by the local authority, and to allow for a proper return on capital;

  • " licence ", in relation to Scotland, means any right or permission relating to land but not amounting to an estate or interest therein;

  • " person managing a house " has the meaning given by section 13(2) of the Act of 1961;

  • " the person having control "—

    (a)

    in relation to any premises in England and Wales means the person who receives the rack-rent of the premises, whether on his own account or as agent or trustee of any other person, or who would so receive it if the premises were let at a rack-rent, and for the purposes of this definition " rack-rent" means rent which is not less than two-thirds of the full net annual value of the premises, and

    (b)

    in relation to any premises in Scotland has the meaning given by section 7(3) of the Act of 1950;

  • " statutory tenant" means a tenant (as defined in section 12(1)(g) of the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act 1920) who retains possession by virtue of the Rent Acts, and not as being entitled to a tenancy, and " statutory tenancy " shall be construed accordingly;

  • " surpluses on revenue account as settled by the scheme " has the meaning given by section 79(4) of this Act.

(2)References in this Part of this Act to the net amount of rents or other payments received by the local authority from persons occupying the house are references to the amount of the rent and other payments received by the local authority from those persons under leases or licences, or in respect of furniture to which section 81(1) of this Act applies, after deducting income tax paid or borne by the local authority in respect of those rents and other payments.

(3)References in this Part of this Act to expenditure incurred in respect of a house subject to a control order include, in a case where the local authority—

(a)require persons living in a house to vacate their accommodation for any period while the local authority are carrying out works in the house, and

(b)defray all or any part of the expenses incurred by or on behalf of those persons removing from and returning to the house, or provide housing accommodation for those persons for any part of that period,

references to the sums so defrayed by the local authority, and to the net cost of the local authority of so providing housing accommodation.

(4)For the purposes of this Part of this Act the withdrawal of an appeal shall be deemed the final determination thereof having the like effect as a decision dismissing the appeal.

(5)This Part of this Act, in its application to England and Wales, shall be construed as one with the Act of 1957 and, in its application to Scotland, shall be construed as one with the Act of 1950.

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