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58 Exempt landlords and resident landlords.E+W

(1)In this Act “exempt landlord” means a landlord who is one of the following bodies, namely—

(a)a district, county [F1, county borough] or London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London, [F2the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,] the Council of the Isles of Scilly, [F3a police authority established under [F4section 3 of the Police Act 1996]]...F5. . . , or a joint authority established by Part IV of the M1Local Government Act 1985;

(b)the Commission for the New Towns or a development corporation established by an order made (or having effect as if made) under the M2New Towns Act 1981;

(c)an urban development corporation within the meaning of Part XVI of the M3Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;

[F6(ca)a housing action trust established under Part III of the Housing Act 1988.]

F7(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(dd)[the Broads Authority;]

[F8(de)a National Park authority;]

(e)the Housing Corporation;

F9(ea). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)a housing trust (as defined in section 6 of the M4Housing Act 1985) which is a charity;

[F10(g)a registered social landlord, or a fully mutual housing association which is not a registered social landlord; or.]

(h)an authority established under section 10 of the M5Local Government Act 1985 (joint arrangements for waste disposal functions).

[F11(1A)In subsection (1)(g)—

  • “fully mutual housing association” has the same meaning as in the Housing Associations Act 1985 (see section 1(1) and (2) of that Act); and

  • “registered social landlord” has the same meaning as in the Housing Act 1985 (see section 5(4) and (5) of that Act).]

(2)For the purposes of this Act the landlord of any premises consisting of the whole or part of a building is a resident landlord of those premises at any time if—

(a)the premises are not, and do not form part of, a purpose-built block of flats; and

(b)at that time the landlord occupies a flat contained in the premises as his only or principal residence; and

(c)he has so occupied such a flat throughout a period of not less than 12 months ending with that time.

(3)In subsection (2) “purpose-built block of flats” means a building which contained as constructed, and contains, two or more flats.

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F3Words in s. 58(1) inserted (1.10.1994 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.4.1995) by 1994 c. 29, s. 43, Sch. 4 Pt. II para. 61; S.I. 1994/2025, art. 6(1)(2)(e) (subject to art. 6(3)-(6)); S.I. 1994/3262, art. 4(1), Sch. (subject to arts. 4(2)-(8), 5)

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