1In this Schedule—E+W+S
“the occupier” means the person who immediately before the deterioration in the condition of the dwelling-house was entitled to possession of it;
“the period of dispossession” means the period during which the requirements of section 23(2) of this Act are satisfied;
“rent” includes any mortgage interest, interest on a heritable security, service charges or water charges payable in respect of a dwelling-house and any community charges payable in respect of periods of residence in, or periods of having an interest in, a dwelling-house;
“resident” means any person ordinarily resident in the dwelling-house during the period immediately preceding the deterioration in its condition.
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