Estate Agents Act 1979

33 General interpretation provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

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

  • associate” has the meaning assigned to it by section 32 above and “business associate” has the meaning assigned to it by section 31 above;

  • client account” has the meaning assigned to it by section 14(2) above;

  • client’s money” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12(1) above;

  • connected contract”, in relation to the acquisition of an interest in land, has the meaning assigned to it by section 12(4) above;

  • contract deposit” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12(2) above;

  • controller”, in relation to a body corporate, has the meaning assigned to it by section 31(5) above;

  • F1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • enforcement authority” has the meaning assigned to it by section 26(1) above;

  • estate agency work” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(1) above;

  • general notice” means a notice published by the [F2lead enforcement authority] at a time and in a manner appearing to [F3it] suitable for securing that the notice is seen within a reasonable time by persons likely to be affected by it;

  • [F4the lead enforcement authority” has the meaning given by section 24A;]

  • F5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • pre-contract deposit” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12(3) above;

  • prescribed fee” means such fee as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • unincorporated association” does not include a partnership.

(2)The power to make regulations under subsection (1) above prescribing fees shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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F1Words in s. 33 repealed (1.4.2003) by Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40), s. 279, Sch. 25 para. 9(15)(a), Sch. 26; S.I. 2003/766, art. 2, Sch. (with art. 3) (as amended (20.7.2007) by S.I. 2007/1846, reg. 3(2), Sch.)

F3Words in s. 33 substituted (1.4.2003) by Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40), s. 279, Sch. 25 para. 9(15)(b); S.I. 2003/766, art. 2, Sch. (with art. 3) (as amended (20.7.2007) by S.I. 2007/1846, reg. 3(2), Sch.)

F6Definition in s. 33(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. XIV Group2.