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Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

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58Exempt landlords and resident landlords

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

(a)a district, county or London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Inner London Education Authority, or a joint authority established by Part IV of the Local 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 New Towns Act 1981;

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

(d)the Development Board for Rural Wales;

(e)the Housing Corporation;

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

(g)a registered housing association, or an unregistered housing association which is a fully mutual housing association, within the meaning of the Housing Associations Act 1985; or

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

(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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