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Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

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55Interpretation of Part II

(1)In this Part of this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

  • “house” includes a part of a house;

  • “landlord” includes any person from time to time deriving title from the original landlord and also includes, in relation to a house, any person other than a tenant who is, or but for the existence of an assured tenancy would be, entitled to possession of the house;

  • “let” includes “sub-let”;

  • “order for possession” means decree of removing or warrant of ejection or other like order; and “proceedings for possession” shall be construed accordingly;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;

  • “statutory assured tenancy” shall be construed in accordance with section 16(1) of this Act;

  • “tenancy” includes “sub-tenancy” and an agreement for a tenancy or sub-tenancy; and

  • “tenant” includes a sub-tenant and any person deriving title from the original tenant or sub-tenant.

(2)Any reference in this Part of this Act to the beginning of a tenancy is a reference to the day when the lease of the house let on the tenancy commences.

(3)Where two or more persons jointly constitute either the landlord or the tenant in relation to a tenancy, then, except where otherwise provided, any reference in this Part of this Act to the landlord or to the tenant is a reference to all the persons who jointly constitute the landlord or the tenant, as the case may require.

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