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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

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In this Part, except where the context requires otherwise—

  • “action” includes inaction, proposed action and decision,

  • “assured agricultural occupancy” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Housing Act 1988,

  • “assured tenancy” has the same meaning as in that Part,

  • “the Charity Commission” means the Charity Commission for England and Wales,

  • “committee”, in relation to an industrial and provident society, means the committee of management or other directing body of the society (including any person co-opted to serve on the committee, whether a member of the society or not),

  • “consent” means written consent,

  • “constitution” includes rules,

  • “conveyance” includes grant, assignment and any other instrument,

  • “district valuer” has the meaning given by section 622 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68),

  • “dwelling”—

    (a)

    means a house, flat or other building or part of a building occupied or intended to be occupied as a separate dwelling, and

    (b)

    includes any garden, yard, outhouse or other appurtenance belonging to, or usually enjoyed with, the dwelling,

  • “the HCA” means the Homes and Communities Agency,

  • “industrial and provident society” means a society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 (c. 12),

  • “local authority” has the same meaning as in the Housing Associations Act 1985,

  • “local housing authority” has the same meaning as in the Housing Act 1985,

  • “maintenance” includes repair,

  • “mismanagement”, in relation to the affairs of a registered provider, means—

    (a)

    managed in contravention of a provision of this Part or of anything done under this Part, or

    (b)

    otherwise conducted improperly or inappropriately,

  • “non-registrable charity” means a charity which is not required to be registered, in accordance with section 3A of the Charities Act 1993 (c. 10),

  • “notice” means written notice (and to “notify” means to give written notice),

  • “preferential creditor” and “preferential debt” have the same meaning as in the Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45),

  • “price” includes premium,

  • “registered charity” means a charity registered under the Charities Act 1993 (c. 10),

  • “registered company” means a company within the meaning of the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46),

  • “rent” includes payments under a licence to occupy accommodation,

  • “representations” means written representations,

  • “secure tenancy” has the same meaning as in Part 4 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68),

  • “secured creditor” means a creditor who holds a mortgage or charge (including a floating charge) over—

    (a)

    land held by a registered provider, or

    (b)

    a present or future interest of a registered provider in rents or other receipts from land,

  • “tenant” in relation to social housing includes other occupiers, and

  • “working day” means a day other than—

    (a)

    a Saturday or Sunday,

    (b)

    Christmas Day or Good Friday, or

    (c)

    a day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (c. 80).

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