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Local Government Finance Act 1988

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31Interpretation

(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

(2)References to the register, in relation to a charging authority, are to its community charges register.

(3)References to anything shown in a register on a day are references to what is shown for the day (including what is shown by virtue of a retrospective entry).

(4)References to the registration officer, in relation to a charging authority, are to the community charges registration officer for the authority.

(5) The residential address of a person who is a company is the address of the company’s registered office.

(6)References to a building include references to a chalet or hut.

(7)Whether anything is a caravan at a particular time shall be construed in accordance with Part I of the [1960 c. 62.] Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

(8)If at a particular time a person has no fixed abode (in England and Wales or elsewhere) he shall at that time be treated as having his sole or main residence in the place where he is at the time.

(9)Section 2(6) above shall not apply to a person to whom subsection (8) above applies at the time concerned.

(10)The Secretary of State may make regulations containing rules for ascertaining what is to be treated as the greater or greatest part of premises or a building or caravan.

(11)Nothing in a private or local Act passed before this Act shall prevent a person being subject to a community charge or being liable to pay anything in respect of a community charge or anything by way of contribution in respect of a collective community charge.

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