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(1)The short title of this Act is the Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007.
(2)The provisions of this Act come into force on the day this Act is passed.
(3)The provisions of this Act have effect in relation to the year 2008-09 and subsequent financial years.
(4)Any provision of this Act relating to the making of regulations or orders has effect as from the passing of this Act as regards the making of provision in relation to any such year.
(5)If the power to make regulations by virtue of paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 (change of state of property to be disregarded) is exercised before 1st April 2008, it may be exercised so that the regulations—
(a)apply to acts or omissions taking place at any time after the regulations come into force, and
(b)also have effect in relation to the year 2007-08.
(6)This Act extends to England and Wales.
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