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Housing Act 1974

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84Interpretation of Part VII

In this Part of this Act—

  • " agricultural population " means—

    (a)

    persons whose employment or latest employment is or was employment in agriculture or in an industry mainly dependent on agriculture, and

    (b)

    the dependants of such persons, and for this purpose "agriculture" includes dairy-farming and poultry-farming and the use of land as grazing, meadow or pasture land, or orchard or osier land or woodland, or for market gardens or nursery grounds;

  • " appropriate percentage " has the meaning assigned to it by section 59 above ;

  • " certificate of owner-occupation" and " certificate of availability for letting " have the meanings assigned to them by section 60 above ;

  • " certified date " has the meaning assigned to it by section 75(6) above;

  • " charity " and " charity trustees " have the same meanings as in the Charities Act 1960 ;

  • " grant" means a grant of a description specified in section 56(2) above;

  • " housing authority " means a local authority, the council of a county, the Greater London Council, the Commission for the New Towns or a redevelopment corporation within the meaning of the New Towns Act 1965 ;

  • " improvement" includes alteration and enlargement, and any reference to works required for the provision or improvement of a dwelling (whether generally or in any particular respect) includes a reference to any works of repair or replacement needed (in the opinion of the person paying any grant or contribution) for the purpose of enabling the dwelling to which the improvement relates to attain the relevant standard;

  • " let " includes " sub-let" ;

  • " local authority ",—

    (a)

    in relation to premises in a general improvement area or a housing action area, means the council by whom the area was declared to be such an area; and

    (b)

    in relation to any other premises, means the council of a district or London borough or the Common Council of the City of London;

  • " owner ", in relation to a dwelling, means the person who—

    (a)

    is for the time being entitled to receive from a lessee of the dwelling, or would be so entitled if the dwelling were let, a rent of not less than two-thirds of the net annual value of the dwelling; and

    (b)

    is himself not liable, as a lessee of, or of any property which includes, the dwelling, to pay to a superior landlord a rent of not less than two-thirds of the net annual value of the property of which he is such a lessee;

  • " prescribed" means prescribed by order made by the Secretary of State;

  • " the relevant standard " means—

    (a)

    in relation to an improvement grant, the required standard referred to in section 61 above;

    (b)

    in relation to an intermediate grant, the full standard or, as the case may require, the reduced standard referred to in section 66 above; and

    (c)

    in relation to a repairs grant, the relevant standard of repair referred to in section 71 above ;

  • " the relevant works " has the meaning assigned to it by section 57(2)(b) above ;

  • " standard amenities " has the meaning assigned to it by section 58 above.

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